COLCHESTER, Vt. -- A Vermont National Guard soldier who died last week in Afghanistan may have been killed by fire from coalition forces, the military said Tuesday.



Military representatives of the United States, Canada and Afghanistan will investigate the circumstances of the deaths of Master Sgt. John Thomas Stone and a Canadian soldier who died in the same firefight at a southern Afghan base, officials in Vermont and Afghanistan said.



The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan first announced the probe into the Taliban attack in Helmand province last week in which Stone and Canadian Pvt. Robert Costall were killed, "including whether any of the casualties may have resulted from friendly fire."
The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan first announced the probe into the Taliban attack in Helmand province last week in which Stone and Canadian Pvt. Robert Costall were killed, "including whether any of the casualties may have resulted from friendly fire."
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