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New case of Afghan killing U.S. Marine

Associated Press  March 18, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps has disclosed another case of Afghan troops turning their guns on an American.

They say an Afghan soldier shot and killeda 22-year-old Marine at an outpost in southwestern Afghanistan last month.

This is a previously undisclosed case of apparent Afghan treachery, and marks at least the seventh killing of an American military member by his supposed ally in the past six weeks.

Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus of Greenville, Miss., was shot in the head Feb. 1 while standing guard at an Afghan-U.S. base.

The exact circumstances have not been disclosed, but the Dycus family has been told that he was killed by an Afghan soldier. Marine officials discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because it is under investigation.

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