An American service member was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said, while the Taliban claimed they were behind a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province that killed the U.S. soldier. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command identified the soldier as Sergeant 1st Class Michael James Goble, 33, a U.S. Special Forces Soldier.
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The latest fatality brings the number of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan this year to 20. There have also been three non-combat deaths in 2019. More than 2,400 Americans have died in the nearly 18-year conflict.