Afghanistan: Two occupation troops were killed in “friendly fire” drone attack

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April 11, 2011
Guardian [UK]    
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"Two members of the US military were accidentally killed last week in a drone attack, the first American victims of the unmanned aircraft, NBC has reported. The two had been on foot and were approaching Helmand province's Sangin base, centre of some of the fiercest fighting in Afghanistan over the last decade. They were mistaken for the Taliban by marines, who were under fire at the time and who called in a missile strike from a Predator drone, NBC said." (04/11/11)  

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