4 Afghan Cops, 2 Civilians Dead in NATO Airstrike

Planes called amid Taliban attack on police post: officials
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 4, 2013 4:13 AM CDT
Newly graduated Afghan policemen swear allegiance during a graduation ceremony in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.   (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Nikzad)

(Newser) – Four police officers and a pair of civilians have been killed in a NATO airstrike in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, Afghan officials tell AFP. NATO planes had been summoned to help officers at a police post under Taliban attack. "The NATO planes went there to assist the police, but the post was bombed," says a local official. NATO is looking into the reports. Earlier this year, President Hamid Karzai forbade Afghan forces from seeking foreign airstrikes. (Read more NATO stories.)

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