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A Wisconsin Army National Guard soldier from Madison has been killed in Afghanistan.

His family said U.S. Army Spec. Daniel Thompson, 24, was one of four people who died on Tuesday by a roadside bomb in the southern province of Kandajar.

He was the lead driver of a convoy when the bomb went off. Thompson's family lives in Portage, where he graduated from high school in 2003. His girlfriend is a hospital nurse in Madison, where the two had a house.

Thompson was part of Army National Guard's 32nd Military Police Co., in Madison. He was sent to Afghanistan with a unit from Illinois.

His family said Thompson's body was due back in the U.S. Wednesday night, where the military would officially identify him.