Pentagon IDs soldier killed in Afghanistan
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/24/19, 09:41 am
Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, N.J., died in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province on Monday. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed the insurgent group carried out the bombing.
What happened? Goble, 33, suffered fatal injuries while his unit was engaged in combat operations in the province, according to the Pentagon. Twenty Americans have died in the fighting in Afghanistan this year.
Dig deeper: Read my earlier report in The Sift on how official documents revealed the government misled the public about the situation on the ground in Afghanistan during the 18-year war.
Read more from The Sift Sign up for The Sift email