US Air Strike Kills Four Police in Afghanistan

Ghazni Strike Targeted Taliban

Following a Taliban raid on a police post in the Ghazni Province, the US launched an air strike against the site, which according to provincial officials killed “several Taliban” and also killed four police and wounded two others.

Provincial officials vowed to investigate the incident, the second time NATO aircraft have wounded police in the area in just over a week. The US is reportedly cooperating in the investigation but so far neither US officials nor NATO officials have commented on the specifics.

Another US raid late last week in the nearby Nangarhar Province killed at least eight people, a combination of civilians and members of the nation’s security forces. The problem of a rising civilian toll has been repeatedly commented on, but less often mentioned is the rising number of Afghan security forces which are finding themselves killed or injured by the same international forces who are constantly talking about trying to beef them up.

Author: Jason Ditz

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