Improvised Bomb Kills U.S. Service Member in Afghanistan - The New York Times:
Peter Cook, the Pentagon press secretary, said the service member had been killed by an improvised bomb that exploded during a foot patrol. Mr. Cook declined to identify the person or provide the branch of the military in which he or she served, pending notification of family.
He did say that “this was a combat situation.”
No other American or Afghan service members were killed in the explosion.