ALAMEDA (KCBS) – The United States Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that an Army soldier from Alameda was killed in combat in Afghanistan over the weekend.

Officials said that 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas Fogarty died on Sunday in Ahmad-Kheyl, Afghanistan.

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Officials said he died from injuries he sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

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Fogarty was assigned to the 3rd Battalion (Airborne) 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.

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