KABUL, Afghanistan - A service member with the NATO-led force in Afghanistan was killed Friday by small-arms fire in southern Afghanistan, the military force said. The fatality occurred as part of Operation Moshtarak. The service member was not immediately identified, nor was any additional information provided.
NATO-led forces in Afghanistan have suffered 83 deaths this year, 46 of them Americans. Thirty U.S. military members lost their lives in January and another 16 in February. Nearly 900 American military have died in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.