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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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US soldier killed after 'misunderstanding'

A US soldier and a foreign contractor were killed alongside two Afghan soldiers died in the latest suspected insider 'green on blue' attack in Afghanistan. The nationality of the contractor has not been confirmed.

The deaths occurred in the Wardak province, according to the International Security Assistance Force. Provincial government spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said:

Initial reports indicate that a misunderstanding happened between Afghan army soldiers and American soldiers.

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