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Seal commander dies in Afghanistan in apparent suicide: Report

Published on Dec 24, 2012 6:10 AM
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy SEAL Cdr. Job W. Price. U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pa., who died Saturday of a non-combat-related injury while supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. -- PHOTO : AP 

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Navy is investigating the death of a top Seal officer in Afghanistan as an apparent suicide, CNN reported on Sunday.

The Pentagon said Commander Job Price, 42, did not die in combat, and that his death is under investigation.

Price, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died on Saturday of a "non-combat related injury while supporting stability operations in (central) Uruzgan province, Afghanistan," a Defence Department statement said.

It said Price was assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Virginia. CNN and NBC News reported that Price commanded SEAL Team 4, one of eight Seal team deployments.

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