KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military says an American soldier was killed while fighting in eastern Afghanistan.
The Pentagon says four other soldiers were wounded in the Jan. 1 battle in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. Two of the wounded were in stable condition, and the other two have returned to duty.READ MORE: Rep. Jason Crow Wants Bill That Would Let Victims Sue Gun Manufacturers And Dealers For Illegal Use Of Firearms
The dead soldier was identified as 34-year-old Mihail Golin, of Fort Lee, New Jersey. He was assigned to Fort Carson in Colorado.READ MORE: GadellNet Consulting Services Bringing 55+ Jobs To Denver
Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says “we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own.”
The United States formally concluded its combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014 but still carries out operations against the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate, both of which are active in Nangarhar.MORE NEWS: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Joins Other Mayors Asking Biden To Be Included In Climate Migration Study
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