3 Afghan policemen killed by friendly fire

NATO says coalition forces have accidentally killed three Afghan policemen in a friendly fire incident in northern Afghanistan.

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2010, 20:46 PM IST

Kabul: NATO says coalition forces have
accidentally killed three Afghan policemen in a friendly fire
incident in northern Afghanistan.

NATO said on Saturday that Afghan security forces, who were
under fire from an unknown number of insurgents, called for
air support yesterday in Jowzjan province.

It said two helicopters responded and fired a hellfire
missile and 30 millimetre rounds.

NATO said an investigation of the site later showed that
three members of the Afghan National Police were accidentally
killed and several more were wounded by the air weapons team.
NATO said it is sending a team to the area to determine
what happened.

PTI