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Local soldier killed in Afghanistan

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A soldier from Austin has died in Afghanistan.

According to the Department of Defense, 41-year-old Sergeant John E. Hansen died July 26 in Khakrez, Afghanistan.

Hansen and another soldier died of wounds from an improvised explosive device.

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