NATO and Afghan officials say at least five Afghan police officers were
wounded early Saturday, when NATO helicopters mistakenly fired on them.
says its forces were responding to small arms fire from insurgents in
Ghazni province, when two of its Apache helicopters fired on police by
The alliance says at least one Afghan police officer
was in critical condition. Afghan officials confirmed the incident and
said at least six police were wounded.
NATO says it is conducting an investigation.
alliance says it is also investigating reports that two Afghan
civilians were mistakenly killed in neighboring Uruzgan province
Friday, while troops fired mortars at insurgents.
100,000 foreign troops are fighting Afghanistan's growing Taliban
insurgency. Violence this year has hit the worst level in Afghanistan
since the Taliban was ousted in 2001.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.