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American navy officer found dead in Uruzgan

American navy officer found dead in Uruzgan

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Dec 24, 2012 - 09:19

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A commanding officer of the US Navy SEAL Team 4 has died in central Afghanistaninfo-icon, the Pentagon said on Sunday. The death of Job Price is under investigation.

Hailing from Pennsylvania, the 42-years-old commander died of a non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan province, the Pentagon said in a statement.

"This incident is currently under investigation," it said about the commanding officer who failed to turn up for an event on Saturday. Later, he was found dead in his quarters. The death is being seen as a possible suicide, according to NBC News and CNN.

Captain Robert Smith, the Group Two commander, said: "The Naval Special Warfare family is deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate. We extend our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and NSW community during this time of grieving.

In a statement, he said: "As we mourn the loss and honor the memory of our fallen teammate, those he served with will continue to carry out the mission."

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