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American soldiers shot two Iraqi policemen

On Friday, American troops shot two Iraqi policemen in Kirkuk by mistake (information of ABC Radio Australia)

Local authorities claimed that American military officials acknowledged the tragic incident as their fault, and promised to investigate the case.

According to Iraqis’ information, American Army patrol had spotted Iraqi patrol in the center of a square on the north of Kirkuk. There was a fire started near by, so the armed policemen stopped, and the American soldiers shot them.

Since August 2003 there were at least three cases of American soldiers starting fire by mistake and killing or wounding Iraqi policemen, reminds ABC Radio Australia.

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