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Insider attack kills 2 US troops, 2 Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A day after Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused U.S. forces of working with the Taliban to keep Afghanistan weak, there's news of another insider attack.

Officials say an Afghan police officer opened fire from the back of a police pickup truck in eastern Afghanistan today, sparking a firefight that killed two U.S. troops and two other Afghan policemen along with the attacker. It's unclear whether the assailant was targeting the Afghan policemen as well as the U.S. special operations forces. Ten Americans and at least 12 Afghans were wounded in the attack.

The incident took place in Wardak province. Karzai had ordered U.S. special forces to leave the province by today, over allegations that Afghans working with the U.S. commandos were involved in abusive behavior.

In a second incident, outside Kabul, U.S. troops fired on a truck approaching their military convoy, killing two Afghan men inside.

The U.S. ambassador reacted sharply to Karzai's charges of colluding with the Taliban. Ambassador James Cunningham says it's "inconceivable" that America would spend the lives of it sons and daughters to help Afghans to secure and rebuild their country, and at the same time be engaged in endangering Afghanistan and its citizens.

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