Afghan battle 'ongoing' as US soldier killed: Pentagon

A US helicopter flies over the Marjah district in Helmand Province on May 3, 2011, where a mission killed one US service member and wounded twoA US soldier was killed and two wounded in an ongoing battle in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, where Afghan troops are pushing back Taliban insurgents, the Pentagon said. The troops had come under fire on Tuesday while conducting a mission with Afghan special forces in Marjah, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said. The second landed at the scene but its rotor blades were damaged after it apparently struck a wall, Cook said.

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