Coalition airstrike kills eight Afghan troops: Official 


July 20, Kabul:  At least right Afghan soldiers have been killed in an airstrike by the international coalition in a province east of the capital, Kabul, an Afghan military official said. Five troops were wounded in the strike.

Provincial army commander Abdul Razaq said that the strike took place Monday morning in Logar province’s district of Baraki Barak, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Kabul.

NATO strike is likely a mistake, due to bad coordination in an area where Taliban insurgents are highly active, district governor Mohammad Rahim Amin said.

A U.S. military official in Afghanistan, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said they are aware of an incident in Logar and are investigating it.

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