Details of the firefight in eastern Afghanistan were scarce, and American officials did not confirm the number of deaths.
NYTimes claims 6 Afghan and 5-6 American troops were killed. [sores]
The shootout took place in Shirzad District in Ningarhar province. Shirzad is 145km (90 miles) from the Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
The Taliban now control more territory than at any point since they were ousted in 2001.
Image from NYTimes, Sep 8, 2018 [sauce]
Peace talks between the Americans and the Taliban have stalled in recent months.