| GEO World|
| NATO airstrike kills five Afghan soldiers|
| Updated at: 1434 PST, Wednesday, July 07, 2010|
KABUL: Five Afghan government soldiers were accidentally killed and two others wounded in a pre-dawn NATO airstrike on Wednesday.
The attack took place after a NATO-led International Security Assistance Force aircraft mistook Afghan National Army soldiers for Taliban insurgents during an operation in Ghazni province, southwest of Kabul, a spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry said.
"ISAF aircraft bombed and martyred five of our soldiers," spokesman Zaher Azimi said. "We condemn this incident and regret that this is not the first time such an incident has occurred. We hope it is the last time."