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Officials: Coalition Airstrike Kills 17 Afghan Policemen in Helmand

A foreign military airstrike in Afghanistan’s embattled southern Helmand province has mistakenly killed at least 17 government forces and wounded 14 others. A local security official requesting anonymity Friday confirmed to VOA the casualties, saying the deadly strike occurred just outside the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah where police forces were battling Taliban insurgents. Attaullah Afghan, head of the provincial council in Helmand, told VOA a highway police battalion commander...

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