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Fort Bragg soldier dies after Afghanistan attack

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) – Military officials say a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died of wounds suffered in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Monday that 20-year-old Spc. Samuel T. Watts of Wheaton, Ill., died May 19, in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 25 in Zharay when he was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device.

Watts was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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