10 Jun '18, 2am

Pentagon identifies special operations soldier killed in attack in Somalia

Pentagon identifies special operations soldier killed in attack in Somalia

The Pentagon on Saturday released the name of the special operations soldier killed in an attack in Somalia . Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad, 26, was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group . He was killed by enemy indirect fire, according to the Pentagon announcement. Conrad was supporting Operation Octave Shield, according to the Pentagon. Four other U.S. troops and one partner force member were wounded in the Friday attack. U.S. Africa Command on Saturday said the wounded Americans were treated and discharged and were under the care of the U.S. Embassy Medical Team in Kenya as they awaited transportation for additional medical evaluation. The attack took place about 2:45 p.m. local time Friday in Jubaland, Somalia , when the troops came under mortar and small-arms fire from al-Shabab militants, AFRICOM said. About 800 Somali and Kenyan forces, with support from...

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