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US service member killed in Badghis

US Service Member Killed in Small Arms Fire in Badghis

QALA-E-NAW – A US service member has been killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan, marking the second American death there in 2019, officials say.
The service member died in ‘enemy small-arms fire’ and their identity will be withheld pending a 24-hour next-of-kin notification.
“One US service member was killed in Afghanistan today as a result of enemy small arms fire,” Resolute Support, the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
The death was announced by Army Col. Dave Butler, the top American spokesman in Afghanistan on January 22, according to Stars and Stripes.
The death is under investigation.
The death was announced just days after Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, of Texas, passed away on Thursday in Germany suffering wounds from enemy fire in Afghanistan on January 13.
The 26-year-old sergeant was wounded while fighting in the Jawad district of Badghis.
He was an Army Ranger that hailed from Spearman, Texas and was a member of the elite 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
He passed away during his second deployment to Afghanistan, according to the Army.
(Sahar News)

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