- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Pentagon says a Navy SEAL killed in a military operation in Somalia was based in Virginia Beach.

The Defense Department on Saturday said 38-year-old Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken was killed during an operation Thursday against the extremist group al-Shabab.

Millkien, from Falmouth, Maine, is the first American to die in combat in the African country since 1993.

A Pentagon spokesman said Friday that U.S. special operations troops had come under fire after U.S. aircraft delivered Somali forces to the target area.


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