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Erroneous airstrike kills 8 policemen in S. Afghanistan

A Mistaken airstrikes obviously conducted by the U.S.-led coalition forces claimed the lives of eight policemen in the southern Uruzgan province on Sunday night, a police officer Rahimullah Khan said Monday.

Khan who is commander of Reserve Battalion of Police in the province told Xinhua, "the foreign forces aircrafts targeted police checkpoints in Sagai area outside provincial capital Trinkot late Sunday leaving eight police personnel dead," adding just 800 meters away from the targeted police checkpoint were Taliban trenches but the aircrafts pounded police position.

"The foreign forces aircrafts conducted two sorties and killing eight personnel of the National Police on the spot." another police personnel, Toor Jan told Xinhua.

The NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission has yet to make comment on the report.

[Source: Xinhua, Trinkot, Afg, 19Sep16]

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