March 25, 2006 - Posted at 1:20 p.m. CST
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) _ U-S officials say one American
service member and an unknown number of militants are dead after
Afghan and U-S troops fought suspected Taliban today.
The death occurred as Afghan and U-S troops backed up by
American aircraft battled suspected Taliban rebels. A second U-S
service member and an Afghan soldier were wounded in the fighting
in a district that's a hotbed of insurgency and the booming drug
U-S warplanes dropped eleven guided bombs on about 20 militants
taking part in the clash. The U-S military says an assessment of
militant casualties is ongoing.
The wounded troops were evacuated to a coalition base for