Coalition troops accused of killing 5 Afghan policemen

The Afghan government has issued a statement saying U.S.-led coalition soldiers mistakenly killed five Afghan policemen yesterday. However, a U.S. military spokesman says it appears there was “no coalition involvement in the incident.”

A clash broke out in the Gereshk district of Helmand province, while Afghan police were manning a local checkpoint.

A high-ranking Afghan delegation has been sent to the area to investigate.