July 25th, 2010
10:37 AM ET

Local officials: Abducted U.S. service member killed

One American service member who was abducted in Afghanistan on Friday has been killed, provincial government officials said Sunday.

Den Mohammad Darwish, the spokesman for the governor of Logar province, said he learned from locals that the service member was killed. Another official, Samar Gul Rashid - who is the governor of the Charkh district in Logar province - also confirmed the killing, saying he learned about it through Afghan intelligence officials.

A second service member who was also abducted at the same time is still missing.

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