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U.S., Afghan forces come under attack in eastern Afghanistan -U.S. official

Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces came under attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. official in Kabul said.

Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said a combined U.S. and Afghan force conducting an operation in Nangarhar province was engaged by direct fire.

"We are assessing the situation and will provide further updates as they become available," he said.

(Reporting by Rupam Jain and Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru Editing by Matthew Lewis)