American solider killed and two wounded during US Special Ops missions in Afghanistan

A U.S. special operations solider was killed and two were wounded in separate incidents in southern Afghanistan, reports suggests.

The special operations troops came under heavy mortar and small-arms fire in Afghanistan, NBC News said on Tuesday.

The forces were reportedly involved in a counter-terrorism operation in Marjah, inside the Taliban stronghold Helmand Province, when they came under attack.