(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

Five American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, possibly in a friendly-fire incident.

FOX News Radio's Emily Wither reports:

The five Americans, described as Special Operations forces, were taking part in a security operation when they came into contact with the Taliban in the south of the country. After calling in air support, it's believed they were hit mistakenly by the B-1 bomber that had come to help.

Under current operational constraints put in place by outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karazi - air strikes like this are only called in when troops fear they're about to be killed.

Emily Wither, FOX News Radio.

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