ISAF air raids kill Afghan policemen

July 20th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, July 20 (Xinhua) An unspecified number of security personnel have been killed or injured in western Afghanistan’s Farah province when an aircraft of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) strafed a police outpost, authorities said Sunday. “Late Saturday night an aircraft of international troops mistakenly targeted a police checkpoint in Anardara district killing and wounding a number of our policemen,” Najibullah Popal of the provincial police said.

The officer did not give the number of the dead and injured but reports said at least nine police personnel were killed in the raid.

The officer said he did not know whether the raid was carried out by NATO or the US-led Coalition forces.

He added that a team had been sent to Anardara to investigate the incident and provide assistance to the victims.

There was no immediate statement from either the NATO or the Coalition forces on the incident.

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