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A local soldier has died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Thursday 20-year-old Pfc. Matthew H. Walker of Hillsboro, Missouri died Thursday from wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy fire in Paktika province, Afghanistan. He was in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Walker was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

No other information has been released.

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