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Afghan policeman shoots, kills 2 US troops

Helicopter crash leaves 5 more Americans dead

KABUL — An Afghan police officer opened fire Monday on a gathering of American and Afghan military and police operatives in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least two members of the US special operations forces and five Afghan troops and police, officials said.

The assault, one of the deadliest of ‘‘insider attacks’’ this year, occurred in Wardak Province during a meeting between US and Afghan troops ahead of a joint mission, according to US and Afghan officials.

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