US service member killed in non-combat incident in Afghanistan

US service member killed in non-combat incident in Afghanistan
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A U.S. service member died Tuesday in a “non-combat related incident” in eastern Afghanistan, the military announced.

No details were given, and the incident is under investigation, according to U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

The name of the service member has not yet been released, pending next-of-kin notification.

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This is the seventh American killed while serving in Afghanistan this year and the second within two days.

Another service member was killed and another was wounded on Monday in an “apparent insider attack,” military officials said.

The identity of that slain soldier has not yet been released.