American service member in Iraq dies of non-combat injury

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  • An American service member died of a non-combat injury in Iraq
  • The death comes days after a Navy SEAL was killed in an ISIS attack

Washington (CNN)An American service member died of a non-combat injury in Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon said.

Lt. David A. Bauders, of Seattle, died on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq. He was assigned to the 176th Engineer Company, part of the Washington Army National Guard.
    The death comes days after Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was killed in a mission to rescue a team of less than a dozen U.S. military advisers who came under attack Tuesday from more than 100 ISIS fighters.
    Keating was the third American military member to die in combat in Iraq since the United States began fighting ISIS there in 2014.