Friendly Fire Kills 5 Afghan Troops in Southern Afghanistan

Posted on March 13, 2019 4:16 pm

Original feed source click here


At least five Afghan troops were killed by friendly fire in what was supposed to be a precision airstrike by U.S. forces supporting troops battling insurgents in the country’s south, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.  The mishap during the Tuesday night operation near the city of Tarin Kot in Uruzgan province resulted from miscommunication between the Afghan troops on the ground and forces in the air, the ministry said without providing additional details.  “It was so dark and a misunderstanding happened after which five army soldiers were killed and 10 others were wounded,” the statement said. The ministry said it