Last updated: October 18, 2017

First American soldier killed in Somalia since Black Hawk Down disaster

First American soldier killed in Somalia since Black Hawk Down disasterThe first American soldier since Black Hawk Down has been killed in Somalia. The soldier was killed in action during an advising mission with Somali National Army Forces, and two others were injured, the Department of Defense confirmed to the Independent. It is the first US service member death since 1993 when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down on a one hour long mission, forcing the American military to stage a rescue operation that lasted through the night and resulted in 18 American deaths.



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