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US military death toll in Afghanistan reaches 2,000

30 September 2012 Last updated at 19:54 BST

A checkpoint shooting in eastern Afghanistan has taken the US military's death toll in the war past 2,000.

A US soldier and contractor were killed while three Afghan soldiers died and several were injured.

The new deaths occurred on Saturday in Wardak province.

Quentin Sommerville reports from Kabul.

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