U.S. Bomb Thought to have Killed British Soldiers

LONDON (AP) -- The British defense ministry says a bomb from a U.S. fighter jet has apparently killed three British soldiers in southern Afghanistan.

The ministry says the troops were patrolling yesterday evening when they were attacked by Taliban insurgents.  It says the troops called for close air support from two U.S. F15 aircraft, one of which dropped a bomb.

The explosion is believed to have killed the three soldiers.

The British military says the incident will be investigated.

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