Afghan forces kill at least 12 people in 'friendly fire' incident in Badakhshan province

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Kabul [Afghanistan], June 5 (ANI): At least 12 people were killed in an airstrike by the Afghan army, which wrongly targeted "members of the public uprising forces", in a "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province.

The incident took place in Kohistan district of the northeastern province on Friday, TOLOnews reported, citing sources.

The Afghan broadcaster said a public uprising forces commander, was among the dead.

The sources also said that eight other group members went missing as a result of the incident.

The local authorities have not yet commented on the incident. (ANI)