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Military says Miss. soldier killed in Afghanistan

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Military officials say a soldier from Mississippi has died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said in a news release Monday that 27-year-old Staff Sgt. William S. Ricketts of Corinth died Saturday at Bala Murghab, Afghanistan.

The release said Ricketts was killed when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, N. C.

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