12 April 2011

Fratricide-By-Drone in Afghanistan

An accidental drone shooting has killed 2 US servicemembers in Afghanistan. The BBC reports...

A drone missile strike is suspected of killing two US soldiers by mistake in southern Afghanistan last week, US military officials have said.

The apparent case of "friendly fire" is being investigated - if it is confirmed it would be a rare instance of pilotless aircraft killing US forces.

The incident took place in Helmand province where US-led troops are trying to push back Taliban insurgents.

US drones frequently target suspected militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

By: Brant

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