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US service member killed in Afghanistan; 2nd in 6 days

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, July 12 2018 Jul 12, 2018 July 12, 2018 12:00 PM July 12, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military says a service member died Thursday of a wound sustained in combat in eastern Afghanistan.
The name of the service member was being withheld pending notification of family members.
It was the second U.S. military death in Afghanistan in less than one week. On Saturday, Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel, of South Gate, California, was killed by what the U.S. is investigating as a possible attack by a member of the Afghan military.
In Thursday's incident, the U.S. military said an Afghan security force member also was killed and several were wounded. No other details were provided.

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