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US civilian killed in rocket attack in Afghanistan

India TV News Desk 10 Jun 2015, 8:22:09 IST
India TV News Desk

Washington: A Defense Department civilian was killed and another was injured when a rocket hit their car at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, a rare American death as US troops withdraw from the country.

The Pentagon says that 54-year-old Krissie K Davis died Monday while working for a Defense Logistics Agency's team. The rocket was fired from outside the base.

An environmental specialist, Davis was working for DLA's disposition services unit in Afghanistan, which includes the destruction, sale or other removal of excess US equipment and supplies.

A spokesman for DLA's disposition services, Kenneth MacNevin, says Davis was the first civilian member of the DLA unit killed in Afghanistan.

There are about 16,300 US personnel at Bagram, including about 5,000 troops and 500 civilians.