The June 9, 21014, attack brings to 36 the number of NATO soldiers killed so far in 2014 in Afghanistan, with eight service members killed in June. AFP PHOTO / WAKIL KOHSAR
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NATO Tuesday launched an investigation into the deaths of five soldiers in southern Afghanistan as local officials blamed a "friendly fire" error by a coalition airstrike.The deaths in the restive province of Zabul were the worst single incident for NATO's International Security Assistance Force since five British soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash on April 26 .The most recent major "friendly fire" incident was in April when five Afghan soldiers were killed in an airstrike in the eastern province of Logar, provoking fury from the Afghan government.
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