Soldier from Spokane dies in Afghanistan

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier from Spokane in Afghanistan.

The military said 26-year-old Sgt. Matthew H. Stiltz died on Monday at Zerok, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire.

Stiltz was assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion out of Fort Riley, Kan.