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Ex-Afghan soldier blamed in US death killed in airstrike

Insider attack avenged; critics debate air rules

KABUL — The US-led coalition said Monday that its airstrike in Kunar Province on Wednesday killed a former Afghan soldier blamed in the death of an American soldier last year.

The man identified as Mahmood was thought responsible for the May 11 insider killing of Army First Lieutenant Alejo Thompson, a 30-year-old father of two from Yuma, Ariz. He was based at Fort Carson, Colo.

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