Two US service personnel killed in Afghanistan in what Taliban says was...

Two US service personnel killed in Afghanistan in what Taliban says was an ambush

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Members of the of the Arizona Army National Guard take a break during mission duties in Kabul in May 2019 (Photo: US Army Capt. Jonathan Leigh)

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. service personnel were killed in Afghanistan today but the Pentagon has not said if the deaths were from a hostile accident or by accident.

Data shows that 2,426 U.S. military personnel have died in Afghanistan through hostile actions since U.S. forces first arrived in the country on Oct. 7, 2001. If the latest deaths are attributed to hostile fire, that will mean nine service personnel were killed this year.

The Taliban claimed the two soldiers were killed in an ambush, according to news reports.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday. According to news reports, Pompeo said there has is “real progress” in Afghan peace talks with the Taliban.

About 14,000 U.S. troops are in Afghanistan, as well as thousands from NATO and partner nations,

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