Report: US Special Forces under attack in Afghanistan

According to an NBC report citing American defence officials, an unknown number of US Special Operations Forces were wounded during a counterterrorism operation in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The forces came under enemy fire in Helmand Province which triggered a US medevac to respond in order to recover wounded troops.

It was not clear if the helicopter had been hit by enemy fire or whether any casualties were sustained in the landing zone, the officials added, speaking on condition of anonymity.

A U.S. military spokesman told Reuters an American helicopter landed safely in Marjah in Helmand Province after mechanical malfunctions.

Army Colonel Michael Lawhorn, spokesman for the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, said he could not yet comment on whether there were any troops killed or wounded.

A spokesman for the NATO coalition in Afghanistan earlier told NBC News that a U.S. helicopter had “landed” in Helmand province and was “experiencing mechanical problems.”

US officials say medevac had been called in to recover casualties from counter-terrorism operation against enemy forces in Afghanistan’s Helmand province when area around landing zone came under fire; unclear if additional casualties occurred during attempt to transport

US officials say medevac had been called in to recover casualties from counter-terrorism operation against enemy forces in Afghanistan’s Helmand province when area around landing zone came under fire; unclear if additional casualties occurred during attempt to transport

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