U.S. soldier, Afghan killed in firefight
An American soldier was killed during fighting in western Afghanistan that also left an Afghan dead on Sunday. U.S. troops came under fire from "enemy forces" while searching a compound near Shindand Airfield in Herat province, the military said.
The American was wounded and died later at the airfield. The Afghan died at the scene, the military said in a statement.
Neither was identified in the statement but a local "militia" commander said the Afghan was Mullah Dost, a former "militia leader" who owned the compound, <i>The AP</i> reported. Akhtar Mohammed Husseini also said Dost's wife was killed and two of their children were injured.