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U.S.-involved friendly fire kills seven Afghan soldiers

At least seven Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and five others wounded in a friendly-fire incident involving U.S. forces in Logar Province on Monday, according to a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release.

USFOR-A has initiated an investigation, according to Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, deputy chief of staff for communications.

"Alongside our Afghan Partners, we will complete a joint investigation in a transparent, timely and thorough manner and will release further details regarding this incident as they become available," Shoffner said in a news release.

On behalf of Gen. John Campbell, commanding general for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, USFOR-A expressed regret in a letter and offered "deepest condolences to those impacted by this tragic incident."

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