SEAL Team Six member killed in Afghanistan rescue
WASHINGTON (AP) – A Navy SEAL was killed during the rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban.
Killed in the weekend raid was Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa., a member of SEAL Team Six, the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden last year.
Officials in Afghanistan say Dr. Dilip Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colo., was rescued early Sunday in eastern Afghanistan. The military says the adviser for Colorado Springs-based Morning Star Development was abducted last week and rescued after intelligence showed he was in imminent danger of injury or possible death.
A Defense Department statement says the 28-year-old Checque died of combat-related injuries but gave no further details of the mission.
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