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US Afghan death toll 'hits 2,000'

2,000 American soldiers have now been killed in the Afghanistan conflict, according to US officials.

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NATO soldier and civilian killed in 'insider' Afghan attack

A member of NATO's Afghan force and a civilian contractor have been killed in the latest "insider" attack by a member of the Afghan security forces.

The attack in eastern Afghanistan yesterday came after the United States said joint operations with Afghan forces were returning to normal.

Joint operations were halted two weeks ago after a surge of attacks by Afghan allies. At least 52 members of the NATO force have been killed this year in so-called green-on-blue attacks.

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