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Report: Killings Of U.S., Allied Troops By Afghan Soldiers Is On The Rise

Four French troops were killed today by a member of the Afghan National Army. The New York Times says there have been dozens of such attacks since 2007. Also today, six U.S. Marines died in a helicopter crash. The cause of the crash isn't known.

6 NATO Service Members Die In Crash In Afghanistan

NATO said in a statement early Friday morning that there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash in southern Afghanistan. A military official said all six dead were Americans. The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Taliban's New Political Office Is A 'Game-Changer'

The Taliban has announced it is setting up an office in the Gulf state of Qatar as part of a process that might lead to peace talks in Afghanistan. Michael Semple, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School, talks to Renee Montagne about an article he's written for Foreign Affairs magazine called "How to Talk to the Taliban."

Coll Discusses His 'New Yorker' Piece

Robert Siegel speaks with New Yorker contributor and president of New America Foundation Steve Coll about his new article on Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. The article is titled "Looking for Mullah Omar."