Fort Drum soldier from California dies in Afghanistan

Spc. Terry J. Hurne

A Fort Drum soldier from California died in Afghanistan Monday in a non-combat related incident, according to the Department of Defense.

Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34, of Merced, California, died in Logar province. The Department of Defense did not release any other details. Hurne was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division.

Also on Monday, five American special operations troops were killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan. Officials say they were mistakenly killed by a U.S. airstrike that had been called in to help them after being ambushed by the Taliban.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this article)