Scrolling news:

Palestine: Gaza casualty toll on the rise, Israeli strikes continue on day 20

Palestine: Eight Palestinians killed, dozens wounded Sunday

Eid moon sighting possiblities, Muslims in South Africa have declared Eid

Pakistan: More rain with thunder, lightening forecast in next 24 hours in Rawalpindi

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

Palestine: List of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces between July 8 to July 27

Palestine: Two Palestinians beaten by Jewish mob in Jerusalem

Palestine: Reports show murder of 3 Israeli teenage settlers was not carried out by Hamas

Palestine: Remains of 85 Palestinians located under rubble of bombarded homes

Palestine: Ten Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank

Palestine: At least 15 kidnapped by Israeli forces from West Bank

Palestine: Palestinians pull over 140 bodies from under Gaza rubble, total killed 1000

Lebanon: Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards “suicide” in Gaza

Palestine: Two Palestinians killed as tens of thousands protest Israeli assault across West Bank

Palestine: Amid Gaza ceasefire calm, at least 40 dead bodies are found

Palestine: Entire 20 members of one family in Gaza killed prior to ceasefire, as death toll tops 940

Palestine: Seventeen killed in early morning hours of Friday

Palestine: Israeli forces invade Azzun in W Bank, use Palestinian civilians as human shields

Palestine: 931 Palestinians from Jerusalem & inside Israel taken captive in 3 Weeks

Saudi Arabia behind effort to disarm the Palestinian Resistance

Afghanistan: NATO airstrike ‘accidentally’ kills five Afghan soldiers

6th Mar 2014

22.04.2013 DW Online Karten Afghanistan Logar eng

 

A NATO airstrike has killed five Afghan soldiers in the country’s eastern Logar province. The military coalition confirmed to media it had “accidentally” killed the Afghan National Army personnel.

“At 3:30 a.m. this morning, due to a NATO airstrike in Charkh district, Logar province, five service members of the Afghan national army were martyred and eight others were wounded,” defense ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi wrote on his Twitter account Thursday.

NATO spokeswoman Major Cathleen Snow confirmed the deaths to the AFP and Associated Press news agencies.

“We can confirm that at least five Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were accidentally killed this morning during an operation in eastern Afghanistan,” she said in a statement. “An investigation is being conducted at this time to determine the circumstances that led to this unfortunate incident. Our condolences go out to the families of the ANA soldiers who lost their lives and were wounded.”

Khalilullah Kamal, the Charkh district governor, told AFP he had visited the site of the attack.

“The post is totally destroyed,” he said. “The Americans used to be in that post but since they left, the ANA took over. The post is on a hilltop. The attack was conducted by drones.”

Thursday’s strike is likely to increase tension between NATO officials and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has been a vocal critic of the US-led attacks that have killed scores of civilians and troops. The US is  currently negotiating a security deal with Afghanistan outlining the country’s presence in the country after the international troop pullout to be completed at the end of this year, with immunity for American soldiers a major sticking point.

dr/hc (AFP, AP, Reuters)

http://www.dw.de/nato-airstrike-accidentally-kills-five-afghan-soldiers/a-17478478

 

Leave a Comment

What is 3 + 2 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


Latest Tweets

The Muslim News

awards

Awards for Excellence

Read more