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Afghan Policemen Killed By Friendly Fire

NATO says coalition forces have killed three Afghan policemen in a friendly fire incident in northern Afghanistan.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said that Afghan security forces, who were under fire from an unknown number of insurgents, called for air support on August 20 in Jowzjan Province.

Two helicopters responded, but an investigation of the site later found that three Afghan policemen were accidentally killed and several wounded by the air weapons team.

Also on August 21, six Afghan police officers were found dead in their station house in southern Afghanistan.

Provincial spokesman Dawood Ahmadi said the six police, who were shot, were found in Greskh district of Helmand Province.

compiled from agency reports