Nato air attack kills Afghan policemen

A NATO airstrike in central Afghanistan killed three Afghan police officers "mistaken for insurgents", NATO said.

Nato air attack kills Afghan policemen

A NATO airstrike in central Afghanistan killed three Afghan police officers "mistaken for insurgents", NATO said.

Foreign troops on patrol in Daykundi province on Sunday called in an air strike after seeing nine people setting up what appeared to be "an ambush", ISAF said, adding it was later determined the raid may have targeted Afghan police.

The air strike in Daykundi, a remote province west of Kabul, is the third such incident in more than a month. On Dec. 8, the Afghan Defence Ministry condemned a foreign air raid in Logar province it said killed two of its soldiers and wounded five.

Less than a week later, on Dec. 16, the Defence Ministry said a U.S. air strike in southern Helmand province had killed four Afghan soldiers.

In another incident on Monday, a suicide bomber attacked a police vehicle in the town of Spin Boldak in southern Kandahar province killing three policemen, the town's police chief, Abdul Raziq, told Reuters.

Agencies

Last Mod: 10 Ocak 2011, 11:50
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