Five Afghan soldiers killed in NATO strike

Mar 06, 2014, 2:17 AM EST
Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2nd Cavalry Regiment get briefed before a patrol on March 5, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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A NATO airstrike has killed five Afghan soldiers and wounded eight in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials say. The airstrike took place in the early hours of Thursday in Charkh district of Logar province, a defence ministry spokesman said. NATO said it was investigating the reported incident. If confirmed it is likely to anger Afghan President Hamid Karzai who has been deeply critical of international air strikes that have killed civilians.
Background:
Five Afghan soldiers 'killed in Nato strike' [BBC]
Five Afghan soldiers killed in air strike by NATO-led force: official [Reuters]

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