NATO Air Strike Kills Five Afghan Soldiers
March 6, 2014

Via AFP:

A NATO air strike in eastern Afghanistan accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers on Thursday, officials said, the latest incident likely to worsen already fraught relations between Kabul and the US-led coalition.

NATO offered its condolences over the deaths and promised action to avoid further such mistakes, while President Hamid Karzai's spokesman said an investigation had been launched into the attack.

Karzai, who is currently on a state visit to Sri Lanka, has often used botched air strikes in the past to launch bitter criticism of the international military effort in Afghanistan.


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