Health Care

Pentagon confirms US soldier killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, The Pentagon on Friday confirmed the death of a US soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Army Sergeant First Class Christopher Andrew Celiz, 32, from Summerville, South Carolina, died, July 12, of “wounds sustained as a result of enemy small arms fire while conducting operations in support of a medical evacuation landing zone in Zurmat district, Paktiya province” in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in statement.

Celiz was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The incident is under investigation.

Celiz’s death came less than a week after Army Corporal Joseph Maciel was killed during an apparent insider attack on July 7 in the Uruzgan province in Afghanistan. His death brings the number of US service members killed in Afghanistan in 2018 to a total of four.

Source: Kuwait News Agency