2 Fort Bragg soldiers killed in Iraq

Two Fort Bragg soldiers are dead after supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Two paratroopers out of Fort Bragg were killed overseas.

Sgt. Roshain Brooks, 30 of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Spc. Allen Stigler Jr., 22, of Arlington, Texas, with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg. Both died Sunday, August 13 of wounds sustained while engaging in combat operations in Iraq.

A Pentagon spokesperson said an artillery unit was firing on an Islamic State mortar position when a mishap occurred.

The incident is under investigation.

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