USFOR-A: US soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan
By Sajad - Sun Dec 09 2012, 7:06 pm
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “A U.S. Forces-Afghanistan service member died in eastern Afghanistan today.”
The U.S. force says in a statement that the service member was killed Sunday but does not provide any further details. The military, which usually gives at least a vague description of how a service member has been killed soon after the death, did not say if the death was related to an attack or if it was outside of combat.
Coalition officials generally do not disclose identities of NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan saying, “It is USFOR-A policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the U.S. Department of Defense, who will release the name once next of kin have been notified.”
The death makes four international service members killed so far this month. At least 385 have been killed so far this year.