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Not so friendly fire, 10 Afghan Soldiers Killed in US Airstrike - Veterans Today

10 Afghan Soldiers Killed in US Airstrike
10 Afghan Soldiers Killed in US Airstrike
A US airstrike in Afghanistan has targeted an army checkpoint manned by Afghan soldiers in the country’s central Logar Province, killing at least 10 service members, Al-Alam News Network reports.

The attack was reportedly carried out by two US helicopters against a checkpoint in the Baraki Barak district of Logar Province on Monday.

Earlier reports had put the number of the Afghan soldiers killed at 14.

“At 6:00 am (0130 GMT) today morning, two US helicopters attacked a checkpoint in Baraki Barak district of Logar province. The checkpoint caught fire,” AFP quoted district governor Mohammad Rahim Amin as saying.

Amin said the targeted outpost was “not a suspicious area”, adding, “The Afghan flag was waving at the checkpoint in Baraki Barak when the Americans launched their attack.”

The US military said it was investigating the matter.

“We are aware of an incident involving US forces in Logar province this morning, July 20th,” a US military spokesman, identified as Colonel Brian Tribus, said.

– See more at: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1722078#sthash.romCk6ro.dpuf


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