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Pentagon: 'Friendly Fire' May Have Killed 2 U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan

The Army Rangers were struck during an operation targeting ISIS militants in Nangarhar province.
Source: Parwiz Parwiz / Reuters

The Pentagon said Friday it’s investigating the deaths of two American service members who may have been the target of “friendly fire” during an operation targeting Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan.

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