R.I.P.

U.S. Service Member Killed in Afghanistan

One U.S. service member died as a result of wounds sustained during military operations in the Achin district of Afghanistan’s Nanagarhar province, officials confirmed on Tuesday. “On behalf of all of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, we are heartbroken by this loss and we extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the service member,” General John W. Nicholson, commander of USFOR-A, said in a statement. “Despite this tragic event, we remain committed to defeating the terrorists of the Islamic State, Khorasan Province and helping our Afghan partners defend their nation.” According to USFOR-A, the as-yet-unnamed service member was killed while assisting Afghan forces with an anti-ISIS mission when an improvised explosive device was triggered.