US soldier killed in Afghanistan was from Simi Valley

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A U.S. soldier who died from wounds he sustained during an operation in Afghanistan was from Simi Valley.

The Department of Defense identified the soldier as 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado.

Cribben died from wounds he sustained while in a combat operation on Saturday in eastern Logar province, government officials said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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