US air strike mistakenly kills 8 Afghani policemen during fight with Taliban

At least eight policemen killed Thursday night mistakenly by United States air strike in Afghanistan’s Lashkar Gah in a battle with the Taliban.

US Forces Afghanistan spokesman Colonel Dave Butler said air support was requested by Afghan security forces late Thursday during a firefight in the southern province of Helmand.

He added that the Afghan forces had confirmed are areas were evacuated by friendly forces even though it wasn’t and as an aftermath the tragic accident took place. Taliban fighters too were killed in the air attack.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Omar Zwak confirmed death of eight policemen and injuries of several others in Nahr-e-Seraj area of the Helmand Kandahar highway.

US Forces Afghanistan spokesman Colonel Dave Butler said air support was requested by Afghan security forces late Thursday during a firefight in the southern province of Helmand.

According to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi eleven policemen have been killed and wounded in the air strike.

Provincial council head Attaullah Afghan said the air strike happened on Thursday during fight between the Taliban forces and Afghan police near the Lashkar Gah city.

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