US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two American service members killed in Afghanistan operation

Two American service members killed in Afghanistan operation

A USA service member stands guard at Kandahar Air base in Afghanistan on January 23, 2018.

However, they did confirm that two people had been killed during an unspecified "operation" in the country, bringing the total number of deaths of US service members this year to four.

The deaths are the third and fourth for the us military in Afghanistan this year.

The deaths bring the number of United States service members killed in Afghanistan this year to four.

The US military's mission is focused on guiding and aiding Afghan forces battling the Taliban, who were ousted from power in 2001.

In a statement on March 22, the Resolute Support mission gave no further details and withheld the names of those killed.

The lead United States negotiator, Amb.

Khalilzad has said that following months of earlier talks, he reached framework agreements with the Taliban to not allow terrorist groups to use Afghanistan as a location to stage attacks on the US or USA allies.

The two sides seem to be in agreement about the withdrawal of American forces, but divided over the timeline and whether a residual American force would remain.

According to reports, more than 2400 USA service members have lost their lives in various incidents since the beginning of their mission in 2001. The Taliban have consistently refused to talk with the government in Kabul, describing it as a USA puppet.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan's security forces and civilians continue to bear the brunt of deaths in the war.

The deaths come amid NATO-brokered peace talks between Washington and the Taliban.

More civilians were killed a year ago in Afghanistan than at any time since records have been kept, with 3,804 civilians losing their lives.