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WASHINGTON (NBC News) A U.S. service member was killed during a "combat engagement" in the province of Nangarhar, the U.S. military said in a statement on Tuesday. Four others were wounded. 

NBC News reports that the statement says the incident took place on Monday.

Two of the four wounded are being treated at a medical facility and are stable. NBC says that Nangarhar has become a stronghold for the Islamic State, 

There are currently about 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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