Afghanistan

Taliban Claims Responsibility For Deaths Of Two US Soldiers In Afghanistan

They were on duty as part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Kandahar.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an explosion which killed two US service personnel in Afghanistan.

On duty with NATO's Resolute Support Mission, their vehicle hit a roadside bomb.

Two other US members of the mission were injured.

An Afghan official said it happened in the Dand district of Kandahar province, in the south of the country.

More than 2,400 US service members have been killed in Afghanistan.

2019 proved one of the deadliest for US forces in the country, with 23 personnel killed, even as Washington engaged in peace talks with the Taliban.

In December, Taliban officials told reporters that a temporary, nationwide ceasefire had been agreed by its council leaders.

Hours later, however, fourteen members of Afghanistan's security forces were killed after the Taliban targeted a pro-government militia compound in the north of the country.

Cover image: vehicles of NATO Resolute Support mission Afghanistan (Picture: NATO TV).