Americans among 5 dead in apparent 'friendly-fire' strike in Afghanistan

June 10, 2014 9:50 AM

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Five international soldiers died in a clash with Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan and officials were investigating whether the deaths were the result of friendly fire, the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday.

The coalition offered scant details of the incident, which occurred Monday night in remote Zabul province, but Afghan officials briefed on the matter said that a coalition air strike mistakenly targeted international and Afghan forces who were battling Taliban insurgents in the Arghandab district.

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