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Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois solider, Oklahoma man

  • This undated photo provided by the Department of Defense shows Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, of Fairview, Ill. Riney died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces, the Defense Department said. (Department of Defense via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Department of Defense shows Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, of Fairview, Ill. Riney died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces, the Defense Department said. (Department of Defense via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Douglas Riney, 26, of Fairview, Ill., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Defense Department, Riney died Oct. 19 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Douglas Riney, 26, of Fairview, Ill., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Defense Department, Riney died Oct. 19 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Army carry team salutes as the remains of Army Sgt. Douglas Riney, 26, of Fairview, Ill., leave the flight line in a transfer vehicle, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Defense Department, Riney died Oct. 19 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    An Army carry team salutes as the remains of Army Sgt. Douglas Riney, 26, of Fairview, Ill., leave the flight line in a transfer vehicle, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Defense Department, Riney died Oct. 19 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)  (The Associated Press)

The Defense Department has identified a U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma as those killed in an attack this week in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul.

The military says in a statement 26-year-old Sgt. Douglas J. Riney of Fairview, Illinois, and 40-year-old Michael G. Sauro of McAlester, Oklahoma, died in Kabul of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces. The statement says they died Thursday.

NATO and an Afghan official earlier said a man wearing an Afghan army uniform had killed a U.S. service member and an American civilian Wednesday in Kabul.

The Defense Department says Riney was assigned to Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Sauro was assigned to Defense Ammunition Center, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in McAlester, Oklahoma.