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But the rising death toll for international troops has increased calls in the U.S. and other allies to get out as soon as possible.

On Sunday, a U.S. official confirmed that an American soldier was killed in a firefight that broke out between Afghan and U.S. troops, sparked by either a premeditated attack or confusion about the origins of an insurgent strike.

According to an Associated Press count, that soldier’s death brought to 2,000 the number of U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion — a cold reminder of the perils that remain after an 11-year conflict. Monday’s bombing brought the death toll to 2003.