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      Jacksonville soldier killed in Afghanistan

      Army officials say an Illinois soldier has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

      Officials at Fort Drum in New York say 24-year-old Sgt. Andrew Tobin of Jacksonville, Ill., was killed Wednesday in Kandahar Province when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire.

      Tobin joined the Army in January 2008. He'd been deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and returned there in March 2011.

      Tobin was an infantryman with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

      The Army says he's survived by his wife and father.

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