5 Americans killed in Afghanistan were elite force

Five American special operations troops are dead after a coalition jet they called in for help, mistakenly bombed them.

MGN Online

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Five American special operations troops are dead after being ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan -- but it apparently wasn't the Taliban who killed them.

Officials say the special ops troops were mistakenly killed by a U.S. airstrike that had been called in to help them. An Afghan army officer was also killed.

With just months remaining before U.S. combat troops leave Afghanistan, this was one of the worst friendly-fire incidents involving U.S. and coalition troops since the start of the nearly 14-year war.

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