(April 27) Pentagon spokesperson, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis confirmed that two U.S. troops had been killed and one wounded in the Achin District of Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan that borders on Pakistan.
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|The casualties were Special Operations Forces that are targeting Islamic State forces in the area. General Nicholson said: "The fight against ISIS-K is important for the world, but sadly, it is not without sacrifice. On behalf of all US forces and our coalition partners, I offer our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and fellow service members of our fallen comrades." ISIS-K refers to the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan. The "K" stands for Khorasan province.|