NATO troops kill four Afghan police

The interior ministry said in a statement that foreign forces killed four Afghan policemen and wounded two in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban, on Tuesday night.

NATO troops kill four Afghan police

NATO-led troops killed four Afghan policemen in the southern province of Kandahar and a firefight broke out between Polish soldiers and Afghan police in the central Ghazni province, the interior ministry and police said on Wednesday.

The interior ministry said in a statement that foreign forces killed four Afghan policemen and wounded two in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban, on Tuesday night. No further details were available.

An ISAF spokesman said the incident was being jointly investigated by ISAF and Afghan forces.

In central Ghazni province, near a base for a foreign military-civilian reconstruction team, a two-hour firefight broke out between Polish soldiers and Afghan police, said Ghazni police chief Delawar Zahid.

He said the Polish soldiers had wanted to inspect a police checkpoint and "the police cautioned them not to come close, but they did not stop." Zahid said one Polish soldier was injured.

The ISAF spokesman said there had been a 15-minute exchange of small arms fire between foreign troops and Afghan police. He said their initial reports indicated the first shots came from an Afghan police checkpoint.

"The precise circumstances that led to this exchange are being assessed," he said.

Reuters

Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2011, 17:02
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