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NATO Says German Troops Kill Five Afghan Soldiers

German troops in Kabul

German troops in Kabul

NATO says German troops based in northern Afghanistan have mistakenly killed at least five Afghan soldiers.

The alliance said in a statement today that the incident occurred when a unit of German soldiers was approached by two unmarked vehicles which failed to stop in Konduz Province.

Earlier, Konduz Governor Mohammad Omar said that six Afghan soldiers were killed in the incident, which happened near Char Dara district.

The shooting came just hours after the Germans lost three of their own soldiers in a gunfight with insurgents.

compiled from agency reports