Two Fort Wainwright-based Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Two Fort Wainwright-based soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Sunday.  The members of the 1st Stryker Brigade combat team were part of group on foot patrol in the southern part of the country when an improvised explosive device detonated.  Seven other Strykers soldiers were injured in the attack.  The army is withholding the names of the soldiers pending the completion of the next of kin notification process. The deaths are the 6th and 7th for the 4,000 Fort Wainwright-based Stryker brigade since beginning a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in April.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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