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U.S. Soldier Killed, Two Others Wounded In Southern Afghanistan

The indirect fire attack occurred in Helmand province. Its capital is Lashkar Gah, shown here in February. / NOOR MOHAMMAD / Getty Images

A 19-year-old U.S. soldier has been killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan as he was taking part in counter-terror operations.

Pfc. Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, of Wasilla, Alaska, had been stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Two other service members were wounded in Monday's attack in Helmand province, according to a statement from the United States

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