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Former Winlock Man Working in Afghanistan Killed by Suicide Bomber

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CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - A former Winlock man working as a contractor was one of two killed by a suicide bomber Monday morning in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, according to his family.

Michael Hughes grew up in Winlock and had been living in Las Vegas prior to working overseas, his sister Kristine Wallace told The Chronicle of Centralia.

She says Hughes had worked as a corrections officer at McNeil Island and was training Afghans to run their own prisons.

An Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the blast that also injured seven Afghans near a prison.

Names of the victims have not been officially released but the DynCorp International corporation said they were employees working on security transition.

Wallace says her brother will likely be buried in Lewis County.

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