FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (CBS/AP) – A soldier from Massachusetts has been killed by insurgents in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says 24-year-old Sergeant Jonathan Curtis of Belmont was killed in Khandahar Monday along with a comrade from Illinois.

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Insurgents attacked their unit with a makeshift bomb.

Curtis was an infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

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He joined the Army in September 2004 and arrived at Fort Campbell in June 2009.

Curtis is survived by his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Tessa-Marie, of Knoxville, Tenn.; father, Philip Curtis of Belmont; and mother, Pamela Curtis of Cambridge.

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