US soldier killed in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP)-- The Pentagon says a U.S. soldier has died from wounds sustained during an operation in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province.

The Defense Department identifies the solider as 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben of Simi Valley, California. He was assigned to 2d Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Officials say Cribben died Saturday as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations.

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