Sep 30, 11:43 AM EDT
US and Afghan forces clash, leaving 5 dead
By HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing two Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the number of U.S. troops killed in the long-running war 2,000.
The fighting started Saturday when what is believed to have been a mortar fired by insurgents struck a checkpoint set up by U.S. forces in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman. He said the Americans thought they were under attack from a nearby Afghan army checkpoint and fired on it, prompting the Afghan soldiers to return fire.
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Sorry, but are our girls and boys doing in AfPak!
Ron Paul had it right. We can just march out. And, be quick about it.
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