Eight Afghan policemen killed in a US airstrike

  • Date of Publication : 19/09/2016 at 11:30 GMT
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At least eight Afghan policemen were killed in a U.S airstrike in Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan, said Uruzgan’s police commander.

Rahimullah Khan, police commander in Uruzgan said today that the operation conducted by international forces targeted a police station in Trin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan.

He added that Taliban’s hideout is located at about 800 meters from the station.

The commander stressed that those responsible for the airstrike on the police station should be prosecuted.

He demanded the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to pursue the matter.

“At first, it was a policeman killed by the first airstrike conducted by the international forces, and as other policemen rushed to assist the first officer, the second attack took place which has now left 7 others dead,” said a police officer.

The international forces based in Afghanistan is yet to comment on the incident.

This is not the first time the international forces are carry out air operations affecting Afghan security forces. The occurrence of such event has as well been repeatedly reported in the past.

On the other hand, Afghan authorities have repeatedly urged international forces to be more careful while launching operations on militants affiliated with insurgent groups like the Taliban, in order to prevent civilian and military casualties.

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