Multiple US casualties in Afghanistan after attack during military mission, officials say

There were multiple American casualties after U.S. and Afghan troops were fired on during a mission in Afghanistan‘s eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, two U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News.

Military personnel were fired upon while carrying out the operation, but the number of deaths and the severity of any injuries have yet to be confirmed, according to The Associated Press.

Military spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett issued in a statement, saying those involved in the attack were “engaged by direct firing.”

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