Afghan soldiers killed by errant US attack

WASHINGTON, 21 Aug – RIA Novosti. Several Afghan soldiers were killed in a mistaken U.S. attack in Helmand province, said at the headquarters of “operation Resolute support”, which was held in the NATO country.

“We can confirm that the local soldiers of the security forces, acting in conjunction with the government forces of Afghanistan, was killed in an air strike in the Gereshk district in Helmand province this afternoon,” — said in a statement.

The incident occurred during the operation which was performed by Afghan security forces with the support of the United States. The blow fell on the camp where there were soldiers.

The staff note that under investigation.

USA since 2001, carried out in Afghanistan the most protracted in its history a military operation. From 1 January 2015 in the country is NATO’s new mission Resolute support. In Afghanistan today are almost 10 thousand American soldiers, who help the local security forces and conduct operations against terrorists.