Pentagon Identifies Green Beret Killed In Afghanistan

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Pentagon Identifies Green Beret Killed In Afghanistan
The Department of Defense has says an investigation into the death of the Green Beret is underway
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The Pentagon says the U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan on Monday was Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble

According to the Pentagon, Goble, a Green Beret, was from Washington Township, New Jersey and was in Afghanistan supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Goble's passing comes as a result of injuries he sustained while his unit was engaged in combat operations on Sunday. The Pentagon says the "incident is under investigation." The Taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack.

Goble's death marks the 20th combat fatality in Afghanistan this year.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.