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Pentagon confirms death of one US soldier in Afghanistan

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-02-14 10:08

Photo taken on Feb 9, 2020 shows the Pentagon seen from an airplane over Washington DC, the United States. [Photo/Xinhua]

WASHINGTON -- US Defense Department confirmed on Thursday that one US soldier had died in a non-combat incident in Afghanistan.

The soldier, who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel, died on Wednesday at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident, said the Pentagon in a statement.

The incident is under investigation, the statement added.

The United States reportedly maintains some 13,000 troops in Afghanistan, largely providing training missions to local Afghan forces while also conducting counterterrorism operations against terror groups.

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