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An Afghan Muslim devotee, who lives and prays in isolation in a mosque during Itikaf, the last ten days of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, reads from the Quran in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. The last ten days of Ramadan, known as Itikaf, are very important according to many Muslims due to the belief that Prophet Muhammad used to exert himself even more in worship, hoping to draw himself closer to God. Itikaf involves total dedication to worship, reading Quran, and supplication. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

An Afghan Muslim devotee, who lives and prays in isolation in a mosque during Itikaf, the last ten days of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, reads from the Quran in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. The last ten days of Ramadan, known as Itikaf, are very important according to many Muslims due to the belief that Prophet Muhammad used to exert himself even more in worship, hoping to draw himself closer to God. Itikaf involves total dedication to worship, reading Quran, and supplication. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan attack kills US troops

September 30, 2012

An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops

at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at

least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked

both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war. (AP)