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17 policemen killed in friendly airstrike, says Helmand provincial council

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At least 17 Afghan policemen were killed in a friendly airstrike carried by the Coalition Forces in district in the southern province on Friday, said the provincial council.

Attaullah Afghan, of the provincial council, said that at least 17 policemen were killed in the airstrike which was carried by the Coalition Forces "by mistake", reported News.

However, Afghan's Interior ministry has said that the death toll is seven and that too is not clear whether the casualties were due to friendly airstrike or scuffle with

The ministry said at least 11 other policemen have suffered

Attaullah Afghan, of Provincial Council, said that at least 17 policemen were killed in the airstrike which was carried by the Coalition Forces "by mistake".

Coalition forces led by the of America with it allied forces--United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, and Poland-- are deployed in and middle east.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 14:26 IST
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