US airstrike kills at least seven Afghan police officers in Uruzgan

Airstrike on checkpoint was a ‘mistake from the American side’ as they tried to help Afghan forces fight off a Taliban offensive threatening the provincial capital

An American airstrike has killed at least seven Afghan police officers in the embattled southern province of Uruzgan, according to local officials.

The US has launched airstrikes in the province to help Afghan security forces repel an offensive by the Taliban who recently came close to capturing the provincial capital, Tarin Kot.

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