1 US Marine killed, another wounded in Afghan clash
KABUL: One US Marine was killed and one wounded in a clash overnight with suspected militants in the central Afghan province of Uruzgan, a US military spokesman said on Saturday.
The soldiers were on patrol south of the town of Tirin Kot late on Friday when they came under attack, Lieutenant Colonel Tucker Mansager told reporters in Kabul. “Coalition forces have reported coming under attack overnight south of Tirin Kot. One US Marine was killed and one wounded,” he said. “That engagement just ended late last night and early this morning. It was as the result of a direct fire engagement with anti-coalition militias in the area south of Tirin Kot.” —Reuters