Wednesday, 8 August 2018

U.S. airstrikes mistakenly pound Afghan forces overnight

U.S. airstrikes mistakenly pound Afghan forces overnight

However, as the battle raged on for hours, Afghan security forces reportedly sought help from U.S. forces, and an airstrike that followed mistakenly targeted and pounded an Afghan police base.

The Provincial Council Chief Hamidullah Hamid said that “foreign forces" had mistakenly bombed two police checkpoints and killed "about 15 police.”

Later, confirming the tragic incident, Shamshad Larawi, a spokesman for the governor elaborated in a statement that the intense battle on ground lasted for over five hours, after which Afghan forces called for support from the U.S. in the form of aerial bombardments.

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