US airstrike kills 16 Afghan policemen in Helmand as Taliban leader’s son believed dead in suicide attack

US airstrike has killed 16 policemen in Afghanistan, officials said Saturday, the latest setback to Washington’s efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country.

The incident took place in Helmand province on Friday as Afghan security forces attempted to clear a village of Taliban militants, Salam Afghan, a police spokesman, told AFP.

“In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed including two commanders. Two other policemen were wounded,” he said.

Payback is more like it, how many US soldiers have been murdered by alleged Afghan “Friendlies”?