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The five soldiers killed earlier today in a 'friendly fire' incident are American, a US defence official has told Associated Press.
The five Nato service personnel killed in southern Afghanistan were involved in an apparent 'friendly fire' incident, the international coalition has said.
"The casualties occurred during a security operation when their unit came into contact with enemy forces. Tragically, there is the possibility that fratricide may have been involved. The incident is under investigation." Nato said in a statement.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said they were not British personnel. Most of the forces operating in the area are from the United States.
Nato has said that five military personnel have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Associated Press have reported.
There were no details as to the location of the incident or the nationality of those involved. It is coalition policy for home countries to identify their own military dead.