U.S. officials in Afghanistan say a member of a Special Operations team missing since Tuesday has been rescued in the eastern part of the country.

Defense Department officials say he is a member of the elite Navy Seals. The sailor was wounded, but evaded the enemy until his rescue on Sunday. He has been flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

Three other members of his Navy Seals team are still missing. U.S. and Afghan troops are scouring the mountainous region in Kunar province looking for them.

The Navy commandos went missing Tuesday after calling for help during a battle with insurgents while on a reconnaissance mission.

The U.S. military helicopter sent to rescue them was shot down by suspected Taleban militants, killing all 16 U.S. service members aboard.

Some information for this report provided by AP.