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Afghanistan conflict: Two US soldiers killed on surgery



 US soldiers walk by as a NATO helicopter flies overhead at a coalition base in the Khogyani district in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. August 12, 2015 Image copyright </span><br />
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The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan and is part of a NATO mission there
                

Two US service members have been killed while serving in Afghanistan, Nato says.

They were killed on Friday but the names of the victims will be withheld until 24 hours after their families have been notified.

The deaths bring the number of US service members killed in Afghanistan this year to four.

It comes amid negotiations between the US and Taliban insurgents to end the 1

7-year conflict in Afghanistan.

  • Why Afghanistan is more dangerous than ever

The top US envoy seeking to broker peace in Afghanistan with the Taliban's co -founder for the first time in February.

Despite the negotiations, the country is more dangerous than ever.

More civilians were killed last year in Afghanistan than at any time since records have been kept, with 3,804 civilians losing their lives.

At least six people killed three bombs in the capital, Kabul, on Thursday during the Persian New Year celebrations. The attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State group

Thousands of NATO led into Afghanistan in support of the Taliban government.

President Trump is reportedly withdrawing half of the 14,000 American troops currently serving, which make up the bulk of the force.


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