In Southern Afghanistan NATO Airstrikes Kill Up To 18 Police Officers

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The strike was conducted as Afghan police were fighting the Taliban outside Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand province with Afghan officials describing the incident as a mistake. It wasnt clear whether Afghan or US forces carried out the strike although the Taliban claimed it had been US forces. DW reports Zwak said that only eight police officers were killed in the NATO strike. An air strike killed at least eight police personnel in Afghanistans Helmand province the latest casualties from a rise in air and ground operations against the Afghan Taliban. It was not immediately clear if Afghan or U. forces carried out the air strike on Thursday night a spokesman for Helmands governor. He said two senior officers were among the eight policemen killed. Helmand Governor Mohammad Yasin and government officials in Kabul said the air strike was being investigated. I can confirm an airstrike on the Afghan police Helmand provincial government spokesman told AFP. head of the helmand provincial council ataullah afghan

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