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Int’l air raid kills several Afghan police

By Xinhua,

Kabul : Air raids carried out by international troops Saturday night left several Afghan policemen dead and injured in Afghanistan’s western Farah province, police said Sunday.

“It was late last night when air crafts of international troops mistakenly targeted a police checkpoint in Anardara district killing and wounding a number of our policemen,” a senior police officer in the province Najibullah Popal told Xinhua.

While local reports put the casualties as high as nine, Popal didn’t give the exact number. “At the moment I do not know the exact number of those killed in the raid.”

The officer said he was not sure whether the raid was carried out by NATO or the U.S.-led Coalition forces.

He added that a team had been sent to Anardara to investigate the issue and provide assistance to the victims.

Both NATO and the Coalition which more than once committed such mistakes and claimed civilians and government men lives have yet to make statement.

Militancy and conflicts have left more than 2,300 people including over 700 civilians dead since January this year in Afghanistan.