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Air raid accidentally kills soldiers

July 7, 2010 at 7:40 AM   |   Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 7 (UPI) -- A NATO air raid Wednesday accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers in southwest Ghazani province, Afghan officials said.

A provincial police official told Xinhua news agency a group of soldiers tried to ambush Taliban insurgents in the Andar district of Ghazni province when a NATO plane mistakenly dropped a bomb, killing the soldiers.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi condemned the incident and a NATO spokesman said an investigation was under way, Xinhua reported.

"The gruesome incident occurred at 4 a.m., local time, when the aircraft carried out raids, as a result five Afghan soldiers were martyred and two others sustained injuries. Defense Ministry strongly condemns it," Xinhua quoted Azimi as telling reporters.

Topics: Zahir Azimi
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