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World Illinois service member ID’d as one of two killed in Afghanistan by IED

13:45  12 january  2020
13:45  12 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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Two US service members killed in Afghanistan , Taliban claims responsibility for blast. Miguel Villalon was in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device ( IED ) in Kandahar The other service member killed in the attack, for which the Taliban took immediate responsibility, has

Two American service members were killed and two others were wounded Saturday morning by an improvised explosive device ( IED ) blast in southern Afghanistan , according to the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan .

A 21-year-old soldier from Illinois has been identified as one of two U.S. military personnel killed Saturday in Afghanistan.

a close up of a map: An overnight roadside bomb killed two U.S. service members and injured two others in Afghanistan, officials say.© FoxNews.com An overnight roadside bomb killed two U.S. service members and injured two others in Afghanistan, officials say.

Miguel Villalon was in a vehicle that was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kandahar province, according to a Twitter message posted by the City of Aurora.

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The other service member killed in the attack, for which the Taliban took immediate responsibility, has not yet been identified.

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan

  Two US service members killed in Afghanistan Two US service members were killed and two others injured on Saturday in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device, the US-led coalition in Kabul said in a statement. © Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 13: A member of the Afghan Air Force 777 Special Mission Wing looks out of an Mi-17 helicopter during a training mission on September 13, 2017 outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Currently the United States has about 11,000 troops in the deployed in Afghanistan, with a reported 4,000 more expected to arrive in the coming weeks.

A U.S. service member has died from wounds sustained today in an operation near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province in Afghanistan , the Pentagon confirmed. The service member was conducting "train, advise, assist" activities with Afghan counterparts when the patrol "triggered an improvised .

Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan , the U.S Last year was one of the deadliest for the United States, with 23 American troops killed , even as Washington engaged in peace talks with the Taliban.

“Tonight, the Aurora community mourns the heartbreaking loss of Miguel Vallalon, 21,” the post reads. “He was one of two U.S. service members who passed away today while serving in Afghanistan. A former student at East Aurora High School, Miguel was proud to serve in the United States Army.”

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin, who is an Army veteran, also commented on Villalon’s passing.

“Our prayers and condolences are with the Villalon family during this tragic time,” Irvin said in a statement, according to WBBM-TV of Chicago. “Miguel was a young soldier with dreams for the future and a desire to make a difference in the world today.

DoD Identifies Two U.S. Soldiers Killed by an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan

  DoD Identifies Two U.S. Soldiers Killed by an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, 29, of Virginia and Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon, 21, of Illinois were killed in action when their vehicle was struck by an IED in Kandahar Province.The two service members—Staff Sgt. Ian P. McLaughlin, 29, of Newport News, Virginia, and Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon, 21, of Joliet, Illinois—were killed in action on Saturday when their vehicle was struck by an IED in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Both soldiers were assigned to the 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Two U.S. service members were killed and two others injured Saturday when their vehicles struck Two U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday by an IED in Afghanistan . According to the Department of Defense, 2 ,218 service members have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, including 26 who

“Much like all of us who have left from our hometown of Aurora to serve our country, our goal is to do our job well and return to our family and friends,” Irvin continued. “Sadly, Miguel made the ultimate sacrifice as he protected our freedom from the front lines. The City of Lights shines much dimmer because of this loss. We’ll stand with his family and provide support. Godspeed, young soldier.”

Saturday’s tragedy hit the Chicago area especially hard because just days earlier, Army Specialist Henry Mayfield Jr., 23, of Hazel Crest, Ill., was identified as the service member who was killed Jan. 5 in a terror attack against U.S. and Kenyan forces in Kenya.

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More than 2,400 U.S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan. Last year was one of the deadliest for the United States, with 23 American troops killed, even as Washington engaged in peace talks with the Taliban.

About 2,000 international forces are currently stationed in Afghanistan, focused on training and advising Afghan security forces, with a portion focused on counterterrorism, Stars and Stripes reported.

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