AFGHANISTAN PROBES MISTAKEN US AIR ATTACK ON ITS ARMY BASE

THE AFGHAN DEFENCE MINISTRY SAID EARLIER THAT THE FATALITIES WERE THE RESULT OF A MISCOMMUNICATION BETWEEN AFGHAN TROOPS ON THE GROUND AND FORCES IN THE AIR.

AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING AN ERRANT RAID BY THE UNITED STATES FORCES ON AN AFGHANISTAN MILITARY BASE IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

The Afghan defence ministry said earlier that the fatalities were the result of a miscommunication between Afghan troops on the ground and forces in the air.
The US military said it responded to incoming fire on Afghan and US forces on the ground and attempted to come to their defence by conducting a precision air attack.
The attack killed at least five Afghan troops.

Authorities are investigating an errant raid by the United States forces on an Afghanistan military base in the southern part of the country. The attack killed at least five Afghan troops. The soldiers were killed by...

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