Friendly fire kills 16 Afghan police

16 Afghan police officers were killed in an airstrike in Helmand province on Friday, a provincial government spokesman said on Saturday.

The friendly-fire deaths occurred during a US-supported Afghan National Defense and Security Forces operation targeting militants in Gereshk district.

Aerial fires resulted in the deaths of the friendly Afghan forces who were gathered in a compound,” US Forces-Afghanistan said.

Two other officers were injured in the incident, Omar Zwak, a provincial...

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