Kabul, Afghanistan (BBN) – At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed in a US air strike on an army checkpoint in Logar province south of Kabul, Afghan officials say.
They say two US helicopters attacked the checkpoint in broad daylight on Monday. Several troops were injured, reports BBC.
The army commander in the area told the BBC that the checkpoint was clearly flying an Afghan flag. Rescue efforts are underway.
The US said it was investigating the incident.
The BBC’s David Loyn in Kabul says that there is no confirmation that the attack was carried out by US helicopters.
Our correspondent says that Logar is an unsettled area where much of the countryside is in the hands of the Taliban.
There are about 10,000 international troops in Afghanistan who are training and advising Afghan forces.
Their fighting role is limited to special forces operations now that Nato’s combat mission has ended.