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US Airstrike ‘Accidentally’ Hits Afghan Army Outpost in Logar

(Last Updated On: November 13, 2019)

A U.S. airstrike has accidentally hit Afghan Army outposts in Logar Province on Monday night, killing three soldiers and injuring four others.

Shahpoor Ahmadzai, the Provincial Police Spokesman, told Ariana News that the incident happened in the outskirt of Pul-e-Alam, the provincial capital of Logar Province.

According to Logar Police spokesman, further details will be shared after the completion of a joint investigation.

A spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan has confirmed that U.S. forces have conducted an airstrike last night in support of Afghan forces. He added that the U.S. and Afghan forces are working together to develop a shared understanding of this event.

Meanwhile, a U.S. military convoy was hit by a car bomb explosion in Logar province on Tuesday morning. The convoy did not suffer any injuries.

Logar is a volatile province in east of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgent group has a significant presence.

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