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An Afghan police officer stands guard during a campaign rally in the Paghman district of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. Five American troops were killed in an apparent coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, in one of the worst friendly fire incidents involving U.S. and coalition troops since the start of the war in 2001. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Friends and family gather in the home of U.S. Army soldier Aaron Toppen, 19, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan this week in Mokena, Ill., Tuesday. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Aaron Toppen's uncle Jeff Winter, right, and cousin Garrett, 13, comfort each other in Mokena, Ill., Tuesday. Aaron Toppen was among five U.S. troops killed Monday during a friendly fire airstrike, family spokeswoman Jennie Swartz told The Associated Press from the family's Mokena home. Swartz said representatives from the U.S. Army came to the door of Toppen's mother, Pam Toppen, in the middle of the night to deliver the news. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)