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PublishDate: Monday, February 17, 201410:22

Karzai orders probe into clashes between Afghan and US troops in Kapisa

Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby appeared to open the possibility that the machine-gun attack that killed the two Army Special Forces soldiers Wednesday was coordinated with the Taliban.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Sunday ordered to investigate the recent clashes which took place between the Afghan and US troops in eastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.
At least two NATO troops were killed after individuals in Afghan army uniform opened fire on US forces on Wednesday.
The decision was taken after the ministry of defense of Afghanistan presented its report regarding the clashes between Afghan and US troops in a joint base in Tagab district.
President Karzai ordered the ministry of defense, ministry of interior, Afghan intelligence department and the other government institutions to investigate the incident.
This comes as Pentagon officials said Friday that Taliban militants attacked the district center where the Americans had been operating, shortly after the insider attack took place on US troops.
Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby appeared to open the possibility that the machine-gun attack that killed the two Army Special Forces soldiers Wednesday was coordinated with the Taliban.
Kirby said the matter is jointly being investigated by Afghan and American officials, however he said he would not speculate on whether the two events were connected.
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