US military probes ‘suicide’ of Navy SEAL officer in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 16:25

London: The US Navy is reportedly probing the death of a top SEAL officer in Afghanistan as an apparent suicide.

According to the US Defense Department, commander Job Price, 42, died Saturday of a ‘non-combat related injury while supporting stability operations in (central) Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.’

The Pentagon said Price did not die in combat, and that his death is under investigation, the Telegraph reports.

Price was assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia.

CNN and NBC News reported that Price commanded SEAL Team 4, one of eight SEAL team deployments.

The family has been notified of the death, which is being investigated as an apparent suicide, a US military official with direct knowledge of the event told CNN.

According to the paper, the official said there was no immediate indication that Price was involved in any military-related investigations or controversies.


First Published: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 16:23

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