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Local Navy Seal among 4 killed in Syrian Blast

Posted at 11:37 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 02:37:15-05

CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) - A 10News source confirmed that one of the four Americans killed by a suicide bomber in Syria once called San Diego home.

Scott Wirtz, 42, was an operations support specialist assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency. According to a source, he was a former Navy Seal that trained in Coronado. He also lived and worked in San Diego for several years.

The Pentagon also identified the other victims as 37-year-old Jonathan Farmer, an Army Green Beret, and 35-year-old Shannon Kent, a Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician.

The four American has been identified as a U.S. Civilian working as a contractor but has yet to be named.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack but has not given any evidence to the claim.