AP/FOX NEWS - One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and another was wounded while fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan Tuesday, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News.
One other person wounded is an American, but not a special ops soldier, and was believed to be inside the U.S. military “medevac” helicopter that landed nearby, according to that official.
The helicopter landed in Helmand Province in the city of Marjah to get wounded U.S. and Afghan troops out of the area, but sustained damage from a mortar attack. The Taliban had recently had gains in Marjah.
The helicopter is currently on the ground due to damage sustained in the attack. A U.S. Army spokesman told Reuters that the helicopter suffered mechanical malfunctions.