NATO Airstrike Killed 17 Afghan Police Officers ‘By Mistake’

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NATO Airstrike Killed 17 Afghan Police Officers 'By Mistake'

A US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off for a nighttime mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, August 22, 2017. Thomson Reuters

An airstrikes has killed 17 policemen by mistake during a battle with the Taliban near the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

According to Al Jazeera, Attaullah Afghan, the head of the provincial council, said the incident took place on May 16. He added that 14 policemen were wounded.

The report added citing a spokesperson for the provincial governor that the strike was carried out by NATO Resolute Support mission force in the Nahr-e-Seraj area of the Helmand-Kandahar highway.

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  • Xoli Xoli

    USA actions are always weird if their say their attacked then it’s not true. But if USA says it didn’t attacked then in reality their attacked.The point is their wanted already to kill Afghan Police so mission accomplished.

  • klove and light

    Maybe yes Maybe no………..but consider the more obvious…..they are on foreign soil, with foreign troops..and in an Environment of close Combat … shit happens…..espeically when using 500/1000 or higher Pound bombs
    best example iraq war 2003

    In the Battle of Nasiriyah, an American force of Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) and infantry under intense enemy fire were misidentified as an Iraqi armored column by two U.S. Air Force A-10s who carried out bombing and strafing runs on them. 18 were killed as a result.
    A U.S. Patriot missile shot down a British Panavia Tornado GR.4A of No. 13 Squadron RAF, killing the pilot and navigator. Investigations showed that the Tornado’s identification friend or foe indicator had malfunctioned and hence it was not identified as a friendly aircraft.[165][166]
    Sgt Steven Roberts, a tank commander of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, was killed when a fellow British soldier manning a tank-mounted machine gun mistakenly hit him while firing at a stone wielding Iraqi protester at a roadblock in Az Zubayr near Basra on 24 March 2003.[167] It was reported that no British soldiers were to be charged for his death.[168]
    A British Challenger 2 tank came under fire from another British tank in a nighttime firefight. The turret was blown off and two of the crewmembers were killed.[169][170]
    190th Fighter Squadron/Blues and Royals friendly fire incident – 28 March 2003. A pair of American A-10s from the 190th attacked four British armoured reconnaissance vehicles of the Blues and Royals, killing L/CoH. Matty Hull and injuring five others.
    British Royal Marine Christopher Maddison was killed when his river patrol boat was hit by missiles after being wrongly identified as an enemy vessel approaching a Royal Engineers checkpoint on the Al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq.[171]
    U.S. Patriot missile batteries fired two missiles on a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet 50 mi (80 km) from Karbala, Iraq.[172] One missile hit the aircraft of pilot Lieutenant Nathan Dennis White of VFA-195, Carrier Air Wing Five, killing him. This was the result of the missile design flaw in identifying hostile aircraft.[173]
    American aircraft attacked a friendly Kurdish & U.S. Special Forces convoy, killing 15. BBC translator Kamaran Abdurazaq Muhamed was killed and BBC reporter Tom Giles and World Affairs Editor John Simpson were injured. The incident was filmed.[174]
    Fusilier Kelan Turrington, of the 1st Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed by machine-gun fire from a British tank.[175]
    American soldier Mario Lozano killed an Italian intelligence officer Nicola Calipari and is suspected of wounding Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena in Baghdad. Sgrena was rescued from a kidnapping by Calipari, and it was claimed that the car they were escaping in failed to stop at an American checkpoint, whereupon U.S. soldiers opened fire. Video evidence shows the car was respecting speed limits and proceeding with its headlights on. The shooting commenced well before 50 meters, in contrast with what Lozano and other soldiers testified.[176]
    During a raid on 16 July 2006 to apprehend a key terrorist leader and accomplice in a suburb of North Basra, Cpl John Cosby, of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, was killed by a 5.56 mm round from a British-issued SA80. It was ruled to be a case of friendly fire by the coroner. It was reported that the British forces who shot him were unclear about the rules of engagement.[177][178]
    An American airstrike killed eight Kurdish Iraqi soldiers. Kurdish officials advised U.S. helicopters hit the men who were guarding a branch of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Mosul. The U.S. military said the attack was launched after soldiers identified armed men in a bunker near a building reportedly used for bomb-making, and that American troops called for the men to put down their weapons in Arabic and Kurdish before launching the strike.[179]
    Dave Sharrett, II was shot and killed in a firefight with insurgents near the village of Bichigan, north of Baghdad in January 2008, during Operation Hood Harvest. The incident has since been described as friendly fire.[180]
    SPC Donald Oaks, SGT Todd Robbins, and SFC Randall Rehn of the D Battery(C/3-13 FA), 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery were killed when a US fighter jet mistook the rocket artillery from US MLRS as enemy targets on 3 April 2003. The ordnance struck the vehicles of the soldiers killing SFC Rehn instantly, while SGT Robbins and SPC Oaks died shortly after from their wounds. 5 other soldiers were WIA from the Event

    friendly fire happens alllll the time!!!

    • Anrma

      “When the Germans bomb, the Allies take cover. When the British bomb, the Axis take cover. When the Americans bomb, everyone takes cover!” -a standard joke common to both sides of the line in Normandy.

    • verner

      and the morons are in afghanistan just why! killing seems to be the ultimate goal and never mind who happens to be on the receiving end.

  • Blaine

    Interfering with heroin shipment.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Everything has a purpose. The only thing we can say is, that everybody make mistakes. Everybody. It not only us Americans who do it. They do it, you do it, we do it, he do it and she do it.

    All people make mistakes exactly like we Americans do. These Afghan Police officers were at the wrong place at the wrong time. They didn’t had the luck………………………………………….….LOL.

    Our regret and sorrow goes to our American pilots and their families, their mood swings, their feelings of guilt and their patriotic behaviour is this situation where people who want to do us harm have made this public in order to hurt America.

    Our sympathy also goes to the US officer team who planned and sent our guys out on this mission.
    The whole US team be paid an extra monthly salary and extra monthly holyday with everything paid anywhere they want in order to get over it, and start from all over again!
    Some somewhere wanted it. https://youtu.be/GjdahefhOEQ

    • verner

      he do it she do it great americanism I s’pose

  • Sinbad2

    Just like in the video below, they want to kill they have the means to kill, and have the imagination to invent an armed adversary.

    https://youtu.be/HfvFpT-iypw

  • Toronto Tonto

    Russia killed 13000 Ukraine citizens and counting after invading Donbass ,get the fuk out of Ukraine you Russian retards .

    • Jongle Wongle

      Screw Zionist Ukraine. And screw Al Qaeda, which Jew Canada cherishes.

    • algrab

      There are Russians on both sides, the same case then in Afganistan, one side proamerican and other antiamerican, where is the difference?

  • goingbrokes

    This reminds me of Deir Ezzor where NATO planes attacked SAA “thinking” it was Daesh. Yeah right!

  • Jongle Wongle

    Zionist US military always pro-ISIS and pro-Taliban. US military has never fired a shot at the Taliban.