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June 19, 2012 at 8:04 AM

Spokane soldier killed in Afghanistan

Pfc. Jarrod A. Lallier, 20, of Spokane (U.S. Army photo)

UPDATE, 4:28 P.M. | The Pentagon now says  Jarrod A. Lallier was fatally injured when individuals in Afghan police uniforms  turned their weapons against his unit in Zharay, Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

EARLIER POST |

The Associated Press

A Spokane soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says 20-year-old Jarrod A. Lallier died Monday when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire and grenades.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Lallier graduated from Mead Senior High School in 2010.

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