WASHINGTON:- A member of the American military was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, marking the second US fatality in a week. The person “died today of a wound sustained during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan,” US Forces Afghanistan said in a statement, adding that an Afghan security force member was also killed and several wounded. The fatality brings to four the number of US troops killed in Afghanistan hostilities this year. Last week, a US soldier was killed and two others wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan.–AFP