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NATO Says Five Soldiers Killed In Southern Afghanistan

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in Afghanistan.
Five soldiers from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force have been killed in southern Afghanistan.

A NATO statement on June 10 said that all five soldiers had died the previous day.

It did not give further details on how they died or the nationality of the soldiers who were killed.

Afghan officials are quoted as saying the soldiers were killed by so-called "friendly fire."

Coalition policy is for home countries to identify their military dead.

Thirty-six NATO soldiers have been killed so far this year in Afghanistan.

All NATO-led combat troops are scheduled to be withdrawn from the country by the end of this year.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters