11 Jun '18, 10am

Soldier killed in Somalia attack identified

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Four U.S. servicemembers who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the U.S. military said Saturday. A U.S. Africa Command statement said the four were in the care of the U.S. Embassy medical team in neighboring Kenya. They were awaiting transport "for additional medical evaluation." The Pentagon said Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, died Friday of injuries sustained from what it called enemy indirect fire. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The names of those wounded were not released. Conrad joined the Army in June 2010 and deployed as a human intelligence collector twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, once for nine months in 2012-2013 and once for four months in 2...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/africa/soldier-killed-in-som...

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