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One U.S. Servicemember Killed, One Injured in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 4, 2005 A U.S. servicemember was killed today and another injured when the Humvee they were traveling in was struck by what is believed to be an improvised explosive device near Orgun-E, in Afghanistan's Paktika province.

An Afghan National Army soldier was also injured in the attack, U.S. officials at Combined Forces Command Afghanistan announced in a news release. No further details were available.

The wounded troops were taken to a nearby coalition base for treatment. Both were reported in stable condition.

Soldiers from the Afghan National Army provided security at the scene, officials said.

The name of the deceased servicemember is being held pending notification of next of kin.

(From a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release.)

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