Washington Times: Friendly fire may have caused deaths of Army Rangers in eastern Afghanistan
Two Army Rangers killed in an Islamic State ambush in eastern Afghanistan’s violent Nangarhar province on Thursday may have been the victims of friendly fire, according to the Defense Department.
Sgts. Joshua Rodgers and Cameron Thomas with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were killed during a night raid against the suspected hideout of Abdul Hasib, the alleged emir of the terror group’s Afghan cell known as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - Khorosan Province, or ISIS-K, in Nangarhar’s Achin district.
American commanders in country are “investigating the possibility that the two Rangers were accidentally killed by friendly fire during the more than three-hour fight,” a statement from U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said. Neither the Pentagon or command officials in Kabul provided any additional details on the friendly fire incident or ongoing inquiry.
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