The Canadian Press

2006-08-26 | Afghan Canada Friendly Fire

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The Canadian military apologized for killing an Afghan police officer and injuring six others in two apparent friendly-fire incidents. NATO officials said the first shooting involved a truckload of Afghan police in plain clothes. A short time later, Canadians fired on a motorcycle carrying two people who approached their position at high speed. Both turned out to be Afghan police in plain clothes. Colonel Fred Lewis, the deputy commander of the Canadian contingent of NATO forces in Kandahar, issued a statement after the August 26th shootings.

Date: 2006-08-26
Placeline: KANDAHAR, Afghanistan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 8 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we share an extremely close and professional relationship with the Afghan National Police and we deeply regret this incident >>


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