KABUL, Afghanistan (CBSDFW.COM) – A 34-year-old American Army sergeant was killed Thursday in a Taliban suicide bomb explosion in Kabul.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz from Morovis, Puerto Rico.

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He was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel when he lost his life on Sept. 5, 2019.

The Department of Defense said the incident is under investigation.

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Ortiz was assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


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