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'Friendly fire' kills NATO troops in Afghanistan

Five Nato service members have been killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, the international coalition says.

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'Friendly fire' kills Nato troops in southern Afghanistan

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.

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