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Fort Hood soldier dies after being injured in Afghanistan

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TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) - The Pentagon says a soldier from Maryland has died of injuries sustained in an explosion at a U.S. airfield in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said in a news release that Sgt. First Class Allan E. Brown of Takoma Park died Tuesday at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Military officials say on Nov. 12, a suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device inside the base at in Bagram, Afghanistan. The bomb killed two U.S. servicemen and two American contractors. The Pentagon says Brown was among the 16 U.S. service members injured in that attack.

Brown, who was 46, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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