Five NATO troops die in Afghanistan11 June 2014 BBC Online
Five Nato soldiers have been killed in the southern Afghan province of YAW, with local officials saying they were mistakenly hit by a US air strike.
An Afghan army spokesman said the five troops, with an Afghan sol¬dier and an interpreter, were killed by a bomb dropped from a coalition plane.
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