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  2/25/2012, Adar 2, 5772

Taliban Claims Responsibility for Two US Soldiers' Deaths


The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack Saturday inside the Afghan interior ministry that killed at least two American officers. NATO and Afghan officials reported the deaths of two American officers inside the ministry in Kabul, prompting General John Allen to order all military advisers with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to withdraw from government ministries in the Afghan capital as a safety precaution. According to ISAF, initial reports indicated that "an individual" turned his weapon against NATO service members. The agency did not provide the nationalities of the victims, but an Afghan police official confirmed they were American. The two officers were found dead in their office from gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Afghan official.