U.S. in Shootout With Afghan Police
Posted on Jun 12, 2007
Afghan police say U.S.-led troops opened fire on a security post, killing seven police officers. The U.S. military has acknowledged the skirmish, but said it was responding to an attack and did not confirm the Afghan casualties. The Red Cross has described worsening security in Afghanistan as “a very worrying situation.”
Seven Afghan policemen have been killed by US forces in a “friendly fire” incident in the eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghan officials say.
The US military says US and Afghan forces retaliated after coming under fire. It did not confirm the deaths of the policemen.
Elsewhere Nato says its soldiers killed three civilians in Kunar province.