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Another U.S. service member has been killed in Afghanistan.
The service member was killed “as a result of enemy small arms fire,” according to a NATO Resolute Support Afghanistan statement on Tuesday.
BREAKING: US service member killed in Afghanistan https://t.co/qTXTee0Rzo
— Task & Purpose (@TaskandPurpose) January 22, 2019
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident.
Per Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member will not be released for 24 hours after next of kin notification.
Resolute Support command in Afghanistan says one US servicemember was killed there today, but not releasing any other information. It comes a week after US Army Ranger Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock was killed in combat. (deleted previous tweet ID’ing him as Green Beret.)
— paul mcleary (@paulmcleary) January 22, 2019
A week earlier, U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock was also killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan.
Meddock, 26, was wounded during combat on Jan. 13 in Badghis Province’s Jawad district. He was transported to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany where he died on Jan. 17.