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Five US Troops Killed in Possible Friendly Fire Incident

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:46:59 +0000

Chris Hondros/Getty Images(ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan) -- Five American troops and one Afghan Army soldier were killed in a possible friendly fire incident in Afghanistan Tuesday, two U.S. officials confirm.

Special Operations forces were among the victims.

The incident marks one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents since the Afghan mission began in 2001.

Officials say the troops were in the Arghandab district of Zabul Province performing a joint operation when they came under enemy fire.

The U.S. forces called in an airstrike -- but due to miscommunication, the blast struck too close, killing them.

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