2 US service members killed in Afghanistan Jun 27, 2019 0 481 12345 ReutersKABULTwo US service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.It gave no further details and withheld the names of the service members until next of kin were informed. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the service members had been killed from gunshot wounds sustained during a joint patrol with Afghan security forces.The latest fatalities bring the tally of US service member deaths in Afghanistan to at least six in 2019 and at least 65 US military deaths since January 2015, according to US government and NATO reports. The two deaths came less than 24 hours after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Kabul where he discussed ongoing peace efforts and security with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and senior politicians.Pompeo said he hoped for a peace deal with the Taliban before Sept. 1, ahead of a presidential election in Afghanistan. The seventh round of peace talks between the United States and Taliban officials, aimed at ending the 18-year-long war, will start on June 29. About 20,000 foreign troops, most of them American, are in Afghanistan as part of a US-led NATO mission to train, assist and advise Afghan forces. Some US forces carry out counter-terrorism operations. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Pompeo vows close ties with India Jun 27, 2019 0 1356 HK protesters urge G20 to raise plight with China Jun 27, 2019 0 1370 ICC prosecutor seeks Bangladesh and Myanmar probe Jun 27, 2019 0 1220 Pained by Muslim man’s lynching, says Indian PM AFP New Delhi Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that he was “pained” by the killing last week of a Muslim man who was tortured and forced to chant Hindu slogans, the latest example of rising communal .. Sri Lanka president signs 4 death warrants to end moratorium AFP Colombo Sri Lanka’s president said on Wednesday he has signed death warrants for four condemned drug offenders to become the first people to be executed on the island in decades “very soon”. Maithripala Sirisena said ..