Afghan attack kills US troops

Associated Press
Bodies of Afghan women are brought to a hospital in the Alingar district of Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept 16, 2012. According to Afghan officials, airstrikes by NATO planes killed eight women and girls in Laghman province. Villagers from Alingar district drove the bodies to the provincial capital, claiming they were killed by NATO aircraft while they were out gathering firewood before dawn. (AP Photo/Khalid Khan)

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An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war. (AP)

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