Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Accident: US air attack kills 8 policemen in Afghanistan

By News Express on 18/05/2019

Views: 203

•United States President Donald Trump
•United States President Donald Trump

 

An air attack has killed at least eight policemen by mistake during a battle with the Taliban outside the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah in

Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the United States military and Afghan officials said.

Colonel Dave Butler, Spokesman for US Forces Afghanistan, said Afghan security forces had called for US air support during a firefight late Thursday in Lashkar Gah, in southern province of Helmand.

The two parties had supposedly “deconflicted” their forces -- a military term for making sure neither side had troops in the attack zone.

The Afghan forces “confirmed the areas were clear of friendly forces”, Butler said.

"Unfortunately, they were not and a tragic accident resulted. Afghan security forces as well as Taliban fighters were killed in the strikes,” he said.

At least eight policemen were killed in the attack in the Nahr-e-Seraj area of the Helmand-Kandahar highway, said Omar Zwak, the provincial governor's spokesman. He said a dozen other police were wounded.

Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi on Facebook confirmed the death toll and said 11 police had been wounded.

Attaullah Afghan, the head of the provincial council, said the attack took place on Thursday while Afghan police were fighting the Taliban near the city. (Aljazeera)

 

Source News Express

Posted 18/05/2019 05:17:25 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
NPA suspends service to debtor oil giants •May...

Okowa calls for revamping of steel industry

Aftermath of militants’ attack: Shell confirms signs of...

Dickson, NNPC GMD brainstorm over security, strategic investments...

Day Buhari met Kano whizz kids in India...

Mob attacks, burns 14 Fulani herdsmen in Kaduna...

Ekweremadu canvasses total removal of age requirement for...

Parties demand sack of NSA, EFCC boss for...

Onukaba: A good man departs suddenly, by Taiwo...

New agriculture employment policy underway

Mother of 6 outwits Boko Haram fighters

Military vows to sustain ongoing operations

 

Latest News DHQ, DSS, police set to parade high- profile criminals in Abuja FG sets up farm settlements for herdsmen Army war commander issues 24-hour ultimatum to bandits in Zamfara My request to inspect INEC server not rejected, Atiku tells presidency Hundreds of traders in Imo to face eviction INEC server controversy: 60 presidential candidates, chairmen back Commission Drama as factional HDP disowns petition against Buhari at tribunal AFCON: Guinea declare operation beat Nigeria as Eagles continue pay protest Bill Gates reveals his biggest career mistake Court sentences yahoo boy to 35 years in prison Subsidies will bankrupt Nigeria, Emir Sanusi warns Osinbajo reels out investment opportunities in Nigeria, Africa

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (498,251 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (427,194 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (367,439 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (313,356 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (278,077 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,910 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (235,410 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (217,408 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (215,091 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (205,696 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (185,607 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,698 views)

 

NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,326) Business Verdict (75) Columnists (1,055) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (627) Features (767) Global Business Monitor (384) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,623) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (314) News (47,781) Opinion (1,268) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,068) Religion (1,033) Sports (2,051) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera