One of two American service members who were abducted in Afghanistan on Friday has been killed, provincial government officials said Sunday.
Den Mohammad Darwish, the spokesman for the governor of Logar province, said he learned from locals that the service member was killed. Hesaid the body was found in the Patanak Mountains of Charkh district. He also said the vehicle the men were driving was located Sunday.
A Taliban spokesman confirmed that the killed American died in a firefight and the other is being held by the group.
Another official, Samar Gul Rashid - who is the governor of the Charkh district in Logar province - also confirmed the killing, saying he learned about it through Afghan intelligence officials.
Three U.S. military officials told CNN the two service members are from the Navy. Rashid said the second sailor, who was also abducted, is wounded and still missing.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the two Americans were driving in a civilian vehicle in the village of Dasht, in Charkh district.
The Taliban wanted to take both men alive, but the firefight broke out, killing one of the Americans, Mujahid said. The other is alive and being held in a safe location, he said
There were no immediate demands from the Taliban for the return of the Americans because the group was still deliberating what its demands would be, Mujahid said.
The U.S. military declined official comment. "We cannot confirm anything at this time on this subject," said Lt. Cmdr. Katie Kendrick.
However, a U.S. military official confirmed that a $20,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the return of the two sailors. Posters were being distributed in the region.
Adm. Mike Mullen told reporters Sunday that he could not give out any information. But he did call it an "unusual circumstance" to have two individuals leave the base and drive over an hour away in a non-military vehicle.
The two went missing after leaving their compound in the Afghan capital of Kabul, NATO said.
An Afghan intelligence source told CNN that the two were abducted in Logar province, south of Kabul.
The development comes as five U.S. soldiers were killed in bombings in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.
CNN's Atia Abawi and Barbara Starr contributed to this report.