A U.S soldier was killed in the northern Kunduz province by the Taliban militants, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesperson claimed on Monday.
“Last night we performed a heavy explosion on the U.S occupiers and their slaves in the Safarbai area of Chahar Dara district in Kunduz, as a result of which an American soldier was killed, another U.S soldier an an Afghan special force member were seriously injured.”, Zabihullah Mujaheed tweeted.
The U.S forces based Afghanistan released a statement on Monday confirming the murder of an American solider in Afghanistan, but did not provide further details.
In accordance with US Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members killed in action are withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete, the statement said.
This comes as two U.S service members were killed in a chopper crash in Charkh district of Logar province.
According to reports, 20 U.S soldiers have been killed in 2019 in Afghanistan.