Wire: US Servicemember Killed by IED in Afghanistan
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that a U.S. servicemember was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb, NATO said in a statement.
The incident happened in the south of the country on Sunday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) under NATO said.
U.S. military spokeswoman Air Force Captain Regina Gillis confirmed a U.S. servicemember had died, but gave no other details.
The death brings to 184 the number of American troops to die in Afghanistan so far this year according to the icasualties.org Web site.
(Report from newswire sources.)
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