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U.S. Service Member Killed in Afghanistan

More American military personnel have been killed in Afghanistan this year than in any year since 2014

KABUL—A member of the U.S. military was killed in Afghanistan, raising to 20 the number of American military personnel who have died in fighting this year and putting further strain on U.S.-Taliban talks aimed at ending the 18-year war.

In a statement Monday disclosing the latest combat death in America’s longest war, the Pentagon didn’t name the service member. Nor did it provide details about where or how the fatality had occurred, pending notification of the deceased’s relatives.