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U.S. Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan identified

Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble, 33, a U.S. Special Forces Soldier, died in Afghanistan, December 23rd
Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble, 33, a U.S. Special Forces Soldier, who died in Afghanistan on Monday. Photo: U.S. Army

The U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan on Monday has been identified as Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble, the Defense Department said in a statement announcing an investigation into the incident.

Details: The 33-year-old Green Beret from Washington Township, New Jersey, died of "injuries sustained while his unit was engaged in combat operations" in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, the statement said. He's the 20th U.S. service member to be killed in the country this year. The Taliban claimed it carried out the attack.

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Editor’s note: The photo caption has been corrected to show that Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble died on Monday (not Sunday).