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"Friendly Fire" Claims Five
By Steve Handelsman
(NBC News) Five American soldiers are dead after an apparent friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan.
Sources say the soldiers were killed by a U.S. airstrike that was supposed to protect them in the midst of an enemy attack.
Coalition command says the group was on a mission Monday night in southeastern Afghanistan, teamed with Afghan government forces, before the disaster.
Taliban forces attacked and the Americans called for air support.