US Special Ops soldier killed in Afghanistan firefight

One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and another was wounded while fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan Tuesday, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News.

One other person wounded is an American service member, but not a special ops soldier, and was believed to be inside the U.S. military "medevac" helicopter that landed nearby, according to that official.

"We are deeply saddened by this loss," said Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, United States Forces-Afghanistan spokesman. "On behalf of General Campbell and all of USFOR-A, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of those involved."

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