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(CNN) - Five American service members and an Afghan soldier were killed in southern Afghanistan, a senior Afghan government official said.
The deaths took place Monday in Zabul province, the official said. He didn't say how the service members died.
According to a CNN report, the troops died in a case of friendly fire.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force would only confirm that five coalition troops died Monday.
The alliance announced the deaths in a brief statement that didn't offer additional details. It is not unusual for ISAF to leave it to the relevant nations to provide more information about casualties involving their service members.
A U.S. Defense Department spokesman said early Tuesday morning he didn't have a comment about the incident.
The last time so many troops died in one incident in southern Afghanistan was in April when a helicopter crashed.
That incident occurred in Kandahar province and killed five British service members.
The war in Afghanistan began in 2001. Since then, 2,323 Americans have died there. Once the United States confirms these latest deaths, the number will rise to 2,328.