KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. airstrikes killed 17 policemen by mistake during a battle with insurgents in the country's southern Helmand province, Afghan and U.S. military officials said on...
Coalition: Iraqi service member killed by friendly fire
BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. military spokesman says an Iraqi service member has been killed and two others wounded by coalition forces during an operation against Islamic State militants in the...
Afghans probe US mistaken airstrike of Afghan army base
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities are investigating an errant U.S. strike on an Afghan military base in the country's south that killed at least five Afghan troops, a lawmaker said...
Afghan journalist wounded in bombing; 10 troops killed
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan journalist who has long received death threats was seriously wounded in a bombing in the country's south, while in the western province of Farah, the Taliban...
The Latest: Afghans report firefight involving US troops
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):
Afghan officials are reporting that there has been a friendly fire incident in southern...
Funeral held for NYPD detective killed by friendly fire
HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City police detective killed by friendly fire while responding to a chaotic robbery scene was hailed at his funeral on Wednesday as a consummate law enforcer...
2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death
NEW YORK (AP) — Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.
The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill revealed on a radio show that police were looking for a second suspect in Tuesday night's stick-up, the official said.
Woman in fatal ’18 house raid facing new charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman at the center of a 2018 raid in Harrisburg that led to the fatal shooting of a deputy U.S. marshal has been released from prison.
Pennlive.com reports Shayla Towles Pierce likely won't face charges in connection with the marshal's death, but is facing new drug charges.
Pierce's boyfriend fired at U.S. marshals as they attempted to detain Pierce. Deputy marshal Christopher Hill was struck and killed by friendly fire.
Friendly fire killed deputy in California shooting
In darkness and chaos, deputy killed by friendly fire
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — As terrified people scrambled out of broken windows, screaming and bleeding and fleeing a mass shooting inside a California bar, Sgt. Ron Helus and a highway patrolman decided to try to stop the gunman, running in together with assault-style rifles to what turned out to be an ambush.
Almost immediately inside the dark and smoky bar, the gunman fired on the officers, hitting Helus five times. They retreated and returned fire.
The Latest: Deputy killed by friendly fire in bar shootout
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting last month at a California bar (all times local):
Authorities say a sheriff's deputy killed in a mass shooting at a Southern California bar was shot five times by a gunman who killed 11 others, but struck fatally by a bullet fired by a highway patrolman.
4 soldiers killed in Turkey; 3 of them in friendly fire
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say four soldiers have been killed in violence in southeastern Turkey where troops are battling Kurdish rebels — three of them as a result of a friendly fire. Several soldiers were injured.
The governor's office for Adiyaman province says one of the soldiers died when the rebels detonated a roadside bomb as a military vehicle passed by.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a man who fired on officers serving a warrant in January was himself shot 18 times.
Pennlive.com reports Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo said suspect Kevin Sturgis was killed when a bullet pierced his aorta during the shootout with officers.
Tillman’s widow: Don’t politicize Pat in effort to divide
Marie Tillman, the widow of former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, says that her husband's service "should never be politicized in a way that divides us."
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A police dog with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office is recovering after being shot in the foot by friendly fire during an arrest operation.
It appears that the rules of engagement in Syria and Iraq have been loosened in the last couple of months.
That is, air and artillery strikes can be conducted with less consideration of the possibility of harm to civilians and allied forces. Military spokesmen have been less than forthcoming as to whether the increasing number of civilian casualties and friendly fire incidents are related to a change in policy, but the results indicate there has been a loosening of the rules.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Washington-area police officers who died in the line of duty are having their names added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
US military: Ohio soldier killed in raid in Afghanistan
CLEVELAND (AP) — A soldier from Ohio was among two Army Rangers killed in a raid in Afghanistan who may have died as the result of friendly fire, the U.S military said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight, the Pentagon said Friday.
Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the U.S. military is investigating to see if they were accidentally killed by ground fire from Afghan commandos or other American forces. He said the deaths did not appear deliberate.
Russian ‘friendly fire’ kills 3 Turkish soldiers in Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Russian warplane on Thursday accidentally hit a building in northern Syria with Turkish soldiers inside, killing at least three troops and wounding 11, Turkey's military said.
Russia immediately apologized for the bombing near the Islamic State-held town of al-Bab, which came amid warming ties between Turkey and Russia after they were strained by Turkey's downing of a Russian jet near the border with Syria two years ago.
Officials: Friendly fire from deputies killed police dog
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Officials in Florida say a police dog that died during a confrontation with an armed fugitive was actually shot by deputies.
Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson told local news outlets Thursday that two deputies opened fire as 34-year-old Eddie Powell punched and fought with K-9 Forest while pointing a gun at one of the deputies. There was no evidence that Powell fired his gun during the Nov. 22 fight.