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Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7:17 p.m.

Strike misses Taliban, kills 5 Americans

Five American troops with a special-operations unit and at least one Afghan soldier were killed by a U.S. airstrike called in to help them after they were ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest friendly-fire episodes in nearly 14 years of war, Afghan and U.S. officials said Tuesday.

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