An Afghan police official said the soldier went missing in the Mullakheil area of the eastern Paktika province. Gen. Nabi Mullakheil said there is an American base in the area.

Earlier, NBC News reported that the Taliban claimed to have captured three U.S. soldiers in the eastern province of Khost. The claim could not be verified…

NBC News reported that a representative of the Taliban contacted the U.S. military in Afghanistan and provided details of the soldier’s identity.

The enlisted soldier’s family has been notified, NBC News reported.