Friday, August 24, 2007

Afghanistan - British troops killed by 'friendly fire'

Three British soldiers have been killed in a suspected "friendly fire" incident involving a bomb dropped from a U.S. fighter plane during a clash with Taliban militants in Afghanistan. The three British troops were died during an operation against the Taliban near Kajaki in the southwestern province of Helmand, the UK Ministry of Defense said in a statement. It said air support from two U.S. F-15 aircraft was called in during the clash. The MoD said the soldiers, from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, were killed at around 18:30 local time (15:00 BST) on Thursday [CNN / BBC]
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