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Coalition Service Member, 2 Insurgents Killed In Engagement

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2006 – One coalition servicemember died of wounds received in an engagement in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, today.

Two insurgents were killed in the engagement.

Coalition forces will continue to engage in aggressive combat operations to establish the conditions for long-term stability in Afghanistan, said Army Col. Jim Yonts, the spokesman for Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan. "Afghan, coalition and NATO forces are determined to defeat the Taliban and associated movements opposed to the democratic development of Afghanistan," he said. "We will not forget the bravery and sacrifice of our fallen comrade."

The name of the service member is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

(Information provided from a Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan press release.)

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