Four U.S. soldiers were killed and one was wounded Wednesday during combat operations and combat rescue operations in the Kamdesh district of the eastern Afghan province of Nuristan, said the Coalition forces on Thursday.
The U.S.-led military attacked insurgents in a remote area of the Kamdesh district while conducting security operations to interdict militants' movement through northern Nuristan, said the Coalition in its latest news release.
Four U.S. soldiers were killed and one was wounded in the fighting during the mission while enemy casualties have yet to be determined, it added.
Close air support and ground forces continued to press the assault on enemy positions into Wednesday night.
Afghan National Army and the Coalition forces have conducted operations in the most northern regions on Nuristan, where hundreds of insurgents are believed to have hidden, since Operation Mountain Lion began in mid-April.
Taliban-led insurgency has claimed the lives of some 500 people including Afghan and foreign troops as well as aid workers and pro- government social and religious figures over the past one month bringing the number of casualties to about 900 since beginning 2006.