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US: American soldier wounded in Afghan attack

AP  |  Kabul 

The says one of its soldiers was wounded when insurgents launched an attack in eastern Afghanistan's remote district of province.

Capt. Tom Gresback, a U.S. military in Afghanistan, told one US service member was wounded and in stable condition in what he would describe only as "active ground engagement." He refused to give further details including whether it involved a local militia.

In Afghanistan, local militias are often paid by the US and are partnered with them in operations in remote regions.

The claimed the attack Thursday was carried out by two insurgent disguised as local militiamen. told the attackers had infiltrated the local force months earlier.

Gresback said they were investigating the incident.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:45 IST