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ISAF sergeant: 5 Afghan policemen killed in U.S. airstrike

By CNN Staff
updated 2:12 PM EDT, Thu August 1, 2013
Afghan security personnel inspect a damages following an airstrike in Bati Kot district in Nangarhar province on August 1, 2013.
Afghan security personnel inspect a damages following an airstrike in Bati Kot district in Nangarhar province on August 1, 2013.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Deaths of police officers are being investigated, ISAF public information officer tells CNN
  • The strike occurred amid a joint operation, he said
  • Dean would not give more details
  • The International Security Force is a NATO-led mission in Afghanistan

(CNN) -- Five Afghan policemen were killed as result of a U.S. airstrike, according to an International Security Assistance Force public information officer, who said the incident was an accident and is under investigation.

The strike occurred amid a joint operation between Afghan National Security Forces and the ISAF in the Batikot area of Afghanistan, Tech Sgt. Peter Dean said.

Dean would not release any additional details.

The ISAF is a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan.

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