KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five NATO service members were killed in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, the international coalition said on Tuesday.
A statement from the coalition said all five soldiers died on Monday but did not give further details on the attack or the nationality of the soldiers. Coalition policy is for home countries to identify their military dead.
"The casualties occurred during a security operation when their unit came into contact with enemy forces. Tragically, there is the possibility that fratricide may have been involved. The incident is under investigation. Our thoughts are with the families of those killed during this difficult time," the coalition said in an announcement.....snip~
NATO says 5 service members killed in Afghanistan
This has been up all night long. This is what the Headline Reads. 5 NATO service Members killed in Afghanistan. Yet.....here is what we know from the Start. Their 5 Americans.....Coalition Forces Spokesperson tells us this? Not US BO Team Memnber with a title. What they are trying to tell us is that all 5 of our Troopers were killed by friendly fire. First they said could be a case of fratricide. Now they are saying they may have called for air cover and gave the wrong coordinates and had their own selves Bombed.
If this is the case this would be the Worse such case of friendly fire on the ground that we have had in the Entire Afghan War. Oh.....there is one slight addition to the story. <Koff, uhm, koff,ahem, clears throat.....The Taliban have taken credit for the Attack!
So here we have a story.....that they knew it was 5 American Troopers Killed. Yet they Report it as NATO Forces. What say ye?