Three Afghan Policemen Killed in NATO Airstrike

Kabul, August 16 (QNA) – At least three policemen were killed in an airstrike by NATO-led international forces in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and NATO officials said Saturday.

Five civilians were wounded in the anti-Taliban operation in Surkhi valley on Friday, said Mohammad Saeed Sediqqi, the Siah Gerd district governor of Parwan province.

A local police outpost was hit and three officers were killed. The International Security Assistance Force said an investigation was underway, the DPA reported.

Also on Friday, armed men abducted four employees working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the western province of Herat, on their way to the provincial capital Herat city, police said.(QNA)

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