Taliban claim responsibility for killing US force member: spokesman

About 20,000 foreign troops, most of them American, are in Afghanistan as part of a US-led NATO mission. (File photo: AFP)

The Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for killing a US service member during clashes with US and Afghan government forces in the Northern Province of Kunduz, a Taliban spokesman said.

The US military said earlier a service member was killed in action on Monday.

The US military gave no further details and withheld the name of the service member until the next of kin were informed.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56