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FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) — Authorities say two soldiers have died in Afghanistan after their vehicle was hit by an explosive device.

The Department of Defense said 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Brandon Eggleston of Candler and 31-year-old Sgt. Dick Lee Jr. of Orange Park, Fla. Were killed in the April 26 blast in Ghazni province.

Eggleston was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C., while Lee was assigned to the 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Sembach, Germany.

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