2 U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan

    A US soldier of the 501st LABND Military Police Platoon gestures to a local Afghan resident in the village of Dzan Kila, Buwri Tana district in Khost Province, on August 7, 2012.  Western politicians keen to get their troops out of an increasingly unpopular war regularly talk up the ability of the Afghan army and police to cope on their own, but there is widespread fear of a multi-factional civil war once they leave. AFP PHOTO/ Jose CABEZAS        (Photo credit should read Jose CABEZAS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Two American soldiers were killed by their ostensible comrades this Friday, just one day after seven Americans were killed in a helicopter crash. According to NATO, the two soldiers were shot by a newly recruited Afghan policeman, who was also shot and killed. Meanwhile, in Kandahar, an Afghan gunman shot and wounded three other soldiers before being taken into custody. Afghan military and police partners have attacked American and international soldiers 31 times this year, killing 23 Americans.

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