"Numerous U.S troops were killed Saturday during a firefight in Afghanistan, according to the New York Times.
A military source, speaking to Military Times on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to the media, said at least two members of the 7th Special Forces Group — operating in eastern Afghanistan — were killed and several others wounded.
U.S. officials told Military Times they could not immediately confirm reports about casualties. However, an official did say that the U.S. and Afghan forces conducting an operation in Nangarhar Province were engaged by direct fire on Saturday, according Col. Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. Forces–Afghanistan.
“We are assessing the situation and will provide further updates as they become available,” he said in an emailed statement Saturday.
Officials declined to offer specifics, including reports about U.S. troop deaths.
The New York Times reporter said on social media that the incident may have involved a so-called “green on blue” attack, meaning the attackers may have been friendly forces or extremists posing as friendly forces.
Quoted article from Military Times, article linked below.