• publish: 9 September 2015
  • time: 2:00 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 1115
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US military investigates deadly air strike in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has launched an investigation into an air strike conducted Sunday by U.S. forces that authorities in Afghanistan say killed 11 policemen in Kandahar province.

Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, deputy chief of staff for communications for the U.S.-led NATO coalition in Afghanistan, said Tuesday that the decision to investigate the strike was based on new information that was made available to the U.S. military.

“We will complete the investigation in close coordination with our Afghan partners and in a transparent, timely and thorough manner,” he said in a statement. “We will release further details regarding this incident as they become available.”

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