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Nangarhar deadliest Province for US troops in Afghanistan

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

Afghanistan's has been the deadliest province for the forces over the last year.

quoted reports, as claiming that, "One-third of the 21 U.S. service members killed in combat last year died there, more than in any other single spot where troops were fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and "

It is one of the few provinces in Afghanistan, where U.S. troops have been routinely accompanying forces into battle.

According to the report, US warplanes have carried out hundreds of airstrikes, while its special forces conducted ground operations in the province.

As per the new strategy of the U.S. administration, which announced in August, the forces have intensified the attacks against and the number of soldiers has gone up as well.

Around 14,000 U.S. soldiers are currently in

Earlier this week, one U.S. soldier was killed and four others got injured during a "combat engagement" in the Achin district of province.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:45 IST