US soldier killed during combat in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces travel in a Humvee vehicle, as battles were ongoing between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces, in Kunduz, capital of northeastern Kunduz province on September 28, 2015. The Taliban are in control of around half of Kunduz, Afghanistan's fifth largest city, a senior police official said September 28. Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, police spokesman for the northeastern Kunduz province, told a news conference: "Around half the city has fallen into the hands of Taliban insurgents." AFP PHOTO / Najim Rahim

The US military says one soldier died and an unspecified number of American and Afghan soldiers were wounded in a combat operation against the Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan.

The Utah National Guard says the soldier who died Wednesday was one of its members and approximately seven other National Guardsmen were among the wounded. The names were withheld pending notification of family members.

The wounded soldiers were evacuated for medical treatment.

The military announcement provided no details about the combat operation.