This sort of thing makes it hard to win hearts and minds
From Radio Australia:
Foreign troops have killed nine Afghan soldiers and injured several others in a mistaken air strike during an operation in the southeastern province of Khost. A district chief says helicopter gunships pounded an Afghan army post on a road in Dowa Manda district, a Taliban stronghold.(cross posted at appletree)
The US military admitted coalition forces "may have mistakenly killed and injured" the soldiers, and says it is investigating.
Hundreds of civilians and Afghan forces have been killed in friendly fire incidents this year by foreign forces hunting al-Qaeda-backed militants.