Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wire: NATO Forces Kill 4, Wound 6 Afghan Troops

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2010 -- Newswire services this morning reported that Afghan officials say NATO troops clashed with their Afghan army allies and called in air strikes, killing four Afghan soldiers and wounding at least six others.

VOA News reported that a Wardak province spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, says the troops starting shooting each other after a military operation in the area.

The Associated Press reported the Afghan Defense Ministry is condemning the incident and wants those responsible brought to justice after an investigation.

NATO officials say they are investigating the incident and did not provide details.

(Report from newswire sources.)

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