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Hostile Fire Kills U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan

Friday, 04 January 2002 12:00 AM

"We had a Special Forces member killed earlier today by small arms fire," said Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of the military operation in Afghanistan. Franks said the soldier was killed in the town of Khowst, near the Pakistani border.

"I am mindful of the cost that these great young people pay in order to support this very, very important campaign," Franks said. "Dangerous work, indeed."

Franks said the name of the downed Special Forces member would be released after the family is notified of his death.

Initial reports indicated the service member was killed at about 6:30 a.m. EST in an area that has undergone heavy U.S. bombing in the past few days. The invasion of Afghanistan was launched Oct. 7. A CIA operative was killed during a prison uprising in November.

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