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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:09 AM

Three U.S. Soldiers Killed by Uniformed Afghan in Helmand [View all]

Source: Reuters

Three U.S. soldiers killed by uniformed Afghan in Helmand

KABUL | Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:04am EDT

(Reuters) - An Afghan wearing a uniform killed three U.S. soldiers in the southern province of Helmand, a spokeswoman for NATO-led forces in Afghanistan said on Friday.

"All we know is that they were killed by an Afghan in a uniform of some sort," the spokeswoman told Reuters, adding that it was too early to say if the shootings were by a rogue security force member or a Taliban infiltrator.

Afghan officials said the three men were all special forces members and were killed while attending a meeting in Sangin District late on Thursday.

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In a grim 24 hours for the NATO-led force, three U.S. soldiers and an American aid worker were killed earlier on Thursday in the eastern province of Kunar in an attack by a suicide bomber.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/10/us-afghanistan-shooting-idUSBRE87907Q20120810

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