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5 US soldiers die in friendly-fire accident in Afghanistan

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The Americans died after calling in air support to combat the Taliban. (Source: NBC) The Americans died after calling in air support to combat the Taliban. (Source: NBC)

WASHINGTON, DC (NBC) - Five American soldiers are dead after an apparent friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan.

Sources say the soldiers were killed by a U.S. airstrike that was supposed to protect them in the midst of an enemy attack.

Coalition command says the group was on a mission on Monday night in southeastern Afghanistan, teamed with Afghan government forces, before the disaster.

Taliban forces attacked and the Americans called for air support.

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