Department of Defense identifies three Special Forces soldiers killed in Niger ambush

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (KLAS) -– The Department of Defense released the names of the soldiers attacked in Niger on October 4.

DOD said Friday three U.S. Soldiers were killed while conducting reconnaissance patrol operations in the country of Niger in West Africa, Oct. 4, 2017.

Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, died from wounds sustained during enemy contact. All three Soldiers were assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) on Fort Bragg.

The incident is currently under investigation.

Four Nigerian soldiers were also killed and others were wounded in an attack by Islamic extremists.


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