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2 US troops, 3 Afghans killed in insider attack

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is headed home after a trip to Afghanistan that was full of political tension, violence and some harsh allegations.

This morning an Afghan police officer opened fire on U.S. troops at a police station in the Wardak Province.

Over the weekend, two suicide bombings killed at least 19 people. The attack in Kabul was close enough that Hagel could hear the blast.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai then surprised U.S. officials, claiming the U.S. is coordinating with the Taliban to use violence to keep American forces there.

Hagel later met with the Afghan leader in private.

An Obama administration official tells CBS News the United States has not had direct contact with the Taliban since talks broke off a year ago.

Karzai is also upset America has not honored an agreement to pull U.S. special forces from an area near the capital.  A coalition spokesman says they are working toward that goal.

The political tensions come as coalition and Afghan leaders are also negotiating the long term presence of U.S. forces.

Right now, all U.S. combat troops are supposed to be out the country by 2014.

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