Marine from Navajo Nation killed in Afghanistan

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) -- A Marine from the small Navajo community of Rock Point, Ariz., has died in Afghanistan.

The remains of 23-year-old Lance Cpl. Alejandro Yazzie arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday.

A spokesman for the Navajo Nation president says Yazzie died three days earlier. According to tribal statistics, 11 Navajos serving in either Iraq or Afghanistan have been killed.

The U.S. Department of Defense has not issued a formal announcement of Yazzie's death.