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    US Defence Department Identifies 2 US Military Personnel Killed in Afghanistan

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The US department of defence has named the two US service members who were killed in Afghanistan on Friday.

    They are Joseph Collette, 29, a service member in the rank of specialist assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion with the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group; and Will Lindsay, 33, sergeant 1st Class assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from Fort Carson in Colorado.

    Both soldiers died in Kunduz Province as a result of wounds sustained in combat operations. The military said the incident is under investigation.

    Their deaths were first reported by the NATO-led Resolute Support, an advise-and-assist mission comprising around 16,000 personnel from dozens of NATO countries. The NATO-led Resolute Support mission previously said that the US service members had been killed while conducting an operation March 22.

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    The names of the soldiers had been withheld until next of kin is notified in accordance with US department of defence policy.


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