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Blast kills coalition contractor in Afghanistan

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  • Bomb exploded during combat reconnaissance patrol, U.S. forces say
  • Victim's identity, nationality withheld until family notified
  • Militants have kidnapped, killed contractors since war began in 2001
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KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A contractor working for U.S.-led coalition forces died Saturday in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan after a roadside bomb exploded during a combat reconnaissance patrol, U.S. forces in Afghanistan said.

The person's name and nationality were being withheld until family members could be notified.

Militants have attacked and kidnapped contractors in Afghanistan since the war against the Taliban and al Qaeda began in 2001.

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