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UPDATE: 5 US troops killed by apparent friendly fire in Afghanistan

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 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ An apparent friendly fire incident has killed five Americans troops in southern Afghanistan.
   That's according to a U.S. defense official who would provide no other details. An Afghan official said it happened in southern Zabul province.
   A statement from NATO says the casualties happened during a ``security operation'' after the soldiers ``came into contact with enemy sources.'' A senior police official said the coalition soldiers may have been killed when they called for close air support.
   If confirmed, it would be one of the worst cases of coalition-on-coalition friendly fire during the nearly 14 year war.
   In 2002, four Canadian soldiers were killed when an American F-16 jet fighter dropped a bomb on a group near a night firing exercise in southern Kandahar.

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