US soldier killed in Afghanistan's Helmand

US soldier killed in Afghanistan's HelmandA US soldier has been killed and two others wounded in an attack in Afghanistan’s Helmand province while conducting operations against the Taliban, US military officials said Wednesday. Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska died Monday following the “indirect fire” assault, which means he was hit by a mortar or some other incoming round. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the soldiers had been conducting an off-base operation with partnered Afghan security forces when they came under fire.



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