Insider attack kills two US troops, three Afghans

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KABUL: An Afghan police officer opened fire inside a police station while US forces were visiting, sparking a firefight that killed two US troops and three Afghan policemen.    

Monday's incident in Wardak province appears to be the latest in a series of insider attacks against coalition and Afghan forces.

It comes a day after a deadline given by Afghans for US special forces to withdraw from the province.

Deputy provincial police chief Abdul Razaq Koraishi said three Afghan officers were killed.

A coalition military official said two US troops were killed.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose information pending an official statement.

The majority of US troops in Wardak are special operations forces.

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