UPDATE: Body of Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan returned home

Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble died in Afghanistan December 23 due to injuries sustained during combat operations the day before. (Source: NBC News)

AFGHANISTAN (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATED 12/25/2019 at 4:36 p.m.

The body of the Eglin Air Force Base soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this week has come home to the U.S.

According to the Associated Press, the remains of Sergeant First Class Michael Goble, 33, arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware early Wednesday during a dignified transfer ceremony.

The Associated Press reports Goble was killed Monday in a roadside bombing in the Northern Kunduz Province. We're told the Taliban claimed they were behind this attack.

The Pentagon says Goble's unit was engaged in combat operations when he was killed.
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The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel Monday.

Officials say Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble, 33, of Washington Township, New Jersey, died December 23 as a result of injuries while his unit was engaged in combat operations on December 22 in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Officials say Goble was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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