Friendly fire deaths: Afghanistan US Friendly Fire
Published: July 20, 2015
Friendly fire deaths: Afghanistan US Friendly Fire, A spokesman for international forces said they were aware of an incident involving US forces and were investigating At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed in a US air strike on an army checkpoint in Logar province, south of Kabul, Afghan officials say.
They say two US helicopters attacked the checkpoint in broad daylight on Monday. Several troops were injured.
The defence ministry said the helicopters returned fire after being attacked by insurgents on the ground.
The army commander in the area told the BBC that the checkpoint was clearly flying an Afghan flag.
Logar is an unsettled area where much of the countryside is in the hands of the Taliban.
There is much confusion over the morning incident in the Baraki Barak district, says the BBC’s David Loyn in Kabul.
Afghan reinforcements deployed to the area also came under fire, a defence ministry statement said.
A spokesman for international forces said they were aware of an incident involving US forces and were investigating.
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