Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

US soldiers look out over hillsides in Nerkh district of Wardak province. (File photo: AFP)

Two US soldiers were killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO announced, the latest international military casualties as Washington seeks a way out of America’s longest war.

“The name of the service members killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete,” Resolute Support, the US-led NATO mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement.

The death brings to 12 the number of members of the US military to be killed in action in Afghanistan this year.

For the past year, the United States has been negotiating with the Taliban to reach a peace agreement ending the 18-year war.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00