US Service Member Dies in Noncombat-Related Incident in Afghanistan

A soldier stands against the Afghan skyline after securing a combat outpost in Rajankala in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 26, 2009. (Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II/U.S. Air Force)
A soldier stands against the Afghan skyline after securing a combat outpost in Rajankala in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 26, 2009. (Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II/U.S. Air Force)

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- A U.S. service member deployed to Afghanistan died Thursday in a noncombat-related incident, according to a spokeswoman.

The identity of the service member, who was assigned to NATO's Resolute Support mission, will be released 24 hours after next of kin notification, according to a military statement, which did not provide further details.

The incident is under investigation, the statement said.

Resolute Support is a NATO-led train, advise and assist mission consisting of thousands of troops in Afghanistan that began in 2015. The latest death brings the number of U.S. service members who have died while supporting U.S. operations in Afghanistan to 15.

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