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U.S. Air Strike Kills "At Least" 9 Afghan Soldiers

October 22, 2008 BBC World Afghanistan's Defense Ministry officials say the strike hit an army checkpoint in Khost early Wednesday. The ministry cond

October 22, 2008 BBC World

Afghanistan's Defense Ministry officials say the strike hit an army checkpoint in Khost early Wednesday. The ministry condemned the attack, warning it could weaken the moral of Afghan security forces.

An American military statement says U.S.-led coalition forces were returning from an operation when they were involved in fighting that may have killed and injured Afghan soldiers. The statement called the incident "a case of mistaken identity on both sides."

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