Afghan airstrike kills 10 security forces in Helmand: official

Afghan airstrike kills 10 security forces in Helmand: official
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan , (APP/AFP) - An Afghan airstrike killed 10 security forces in volatile Helmand province on Sunday, an official said, as the military attempts to push back Taliban insurgents.

 

At least nine Afghan police were wounded in the "erroneous" airstrike in Gereshk district and an investigation is under way, Helmand governor Hayatullah Hayat told AFP.

 

"The airstrike happened as Afghan forces were pushing to break through the Taliban frontline in the strategic area that has been the scene of heavy fighting over the past several days," Hayat said.

 

The incident, which was confirmed by the defence ministry, comes more than two months after a US airstrike killed 16 Afghan police and wounded two others in the same district, large parts of which are under Taliban control.

 

 

 

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