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Murrieta soldier killed in Afghanistan attack

Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz, 22, died of wounds from small arms fire while on patrol in Oruzgan Province Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
October 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A U.S. soldier from Murrieta, Calif. was reported killed in combat in Afghanistan when his unit came under attack Thursday.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz, 22, died of wounds from small arms fire while on patrol in Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan Province.

Ruiz was assigned to an army unit in Fort Bragg, N.C., the 9th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) and 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne).

Another American soldier, identified as 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Kashif M. Memon of Houston, Texas, was also killed in the attack.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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