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2 US service members killed, 6 injured in gunfight in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

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At least two US service members were killed and six others suffered injuries in a firefight that broke out in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province.

According to US forces spokesperson, an individual in Afghan uniform opened fire on the combined US and Afghan force with a machine gun, Tolo News reported.

The US spokesperson's statement read: "Upon completing a key-leader engagement at the district center, current reports indicate an individual in an Afghan uniform opened fire on the combined U.S. and Afghan force with a machine gun."

The governor in Nangarhar, Shah Mahmood Miakhel, posted a statement of Facebook saying: "(Afghan) Army Special Forces and Resolute Support troops entered into the district. When they entered someone started shooting at them -- an army soldier started shooting at them. He was killed in response. Three (Afghan) commandos were injured in the shooting. And a number of RS (Resolute Support) troops were also wounded.

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First Published: Sun, February 09 2020. 13:00 IST