| GEO World|
| NATO airstrike kills six policemen in southern Afghanistan|
| Updated at: 0311 PST, Thursday, December 11, 2008|
KABUL: A NATO airstrike accidentally killed six Afghan police and wounded 11 others Wednesday after their post came under rebel attack and the alliance's air force was called in for support, a provincial official said.
'A NATO plane came in, mistakenly bombed the police post, and killed six police, including the commander of the post,' Gholam Jailani Farahi, deputy provincial police chief, said
Taliban militants fired rockets on the post in Qalat, the capital of the southern province of Zabul on Wednesday, causing no casualties, Farahi said
Farahi said 11 other police officers were wounded by the NATO airstrike. The police station collapsed.
NATO military spokesmen were not immediately available for comment.