World Bulletin/News Desk
Gunfire from a helicopter operated by NATO forces killed four Afghan police officers in the eastern province of Ghazni, a district police chief said on Thursday.
The four Afghan Local Police (ALP) officers were in a village in Deyak district when the helicopter fired on them on Wednesday, said district police chief Faiz Mohammad.
"The gunship must have mistaken the policemen for insurgents," police chief Faiz Mohammad told Reuters, adding that the four were not wearing uniforms. Two civilians who were nearby were wounded, he said.
A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said it was "assessing" the report.
"We're aware of local reports of an alleged air strike in Ghazni province yesterday in which several people were reportedly killed," the spokesman said.
Last week, an air strike by NATO helicopter supporting Afghan security forces killed two children and nine men in a different area of Ghazni province.
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