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US military death toll in Afghanistan reaches 2000

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The US military has suffered its 2,000th death in the Afghan war - with a suspected ‘insider’ attack at a checkpoint in the east of the country.
A US soldier and a foreign contractor were killed while two Afghan soldiers died and four were injured.
Attacks by rogue elements in the Afghan security forces sharply increased this year, prompting the coalition to suspend joint operations this month.
However, such operations resumed in recent days, the Pentagon said.
The nationality of the contractor was not given immediately, reports the BBC.
The American death toll goes back to the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
The new deaths occurred on Saturday in Wardak province, a spokesman for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force said.
The incident took place at a checkpoint near an Afghan National Army base in the district of Sayedabad, according to Afghan officials. more...

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