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Special Forces staff sgt. killed in Afghanistan

A Special Forces soldier was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Matthew R. Ammerman, 29, died in Zabulprovince, Afghanistan, when he was wounded with small arms fire. He was conducting a clearing operation at the time.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Ammerman was from Noblesville, Indiana.

No further details were released as of Thursday evening.

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