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Afghan Army Base Is Wiped Out by U.S. Airstrikes, Officials Say

Afghan officials on Wednesday stated that a misunderstanding between Afghan troops and US forces in the country resulted in a firefight followed by US airstrikes that destroyed an Afghan Army base.

The confrontation took place at night, after US soldiers took action in response to gunfire at the base, which they believed to be Taliban activity. The Afghan soldiers in turn thought that they were being attacked by Taliban fighters. In the confrontation, 6 Afghan soldiers were killed and 9 severely wounded. Earlier this week, an Afghan Army company was wiped out by Taliban fighters.

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