NATO says it is investigating allegations that seven members of a private security company were killed Saturday during an Afghan and coalition force operation.
A coalition statement says the deadly shooting happened after its service members had "peacefully detained" a Haqqani facilitator in Paktiya province.
NATO says after the joint force used a bullhorn to call for occupants of a vehicle to "exit peacefully," a man got out of the vehicle with an AK-47. The alliance says the security force assessed the man "to be hostile" and shot him.
NATO says several armed individuals then clashed with the force, resulting in seven deaths.
NATO says it is assessing who the individuals were.