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Department of Defense identifies soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 06:54:47-04

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Pentagon said Tuesday that both soldiers killed in an action in Afghanistan on Monday were assigned to a battalion based out of Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Department of Defense said Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance, 24, and Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer, 20, were both killed in "a combat related incident" in Tarin Kowt in the Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan. They were both assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

NBC News reports that both paratroopers were killed in an "insider attack" by a member of the Afghan security forces. According to NBC News, the suspect is in custody. None of those details were confirmed publicly by the Department of Defense Tuesday.