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Bomb Dropped on U.S. Soldiers By Mistake 
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Paktika Province, Afghanistan – After spotting Taliban forces on a distant ridge line, U.S. Army mortar teams engage with 60mm mortars. A simultaneous airstrike is called in which accidentally drops a 500 pound bomb on a U.S. Army infantry outpost, mistaking the position for Taliban fighters.
Luckily there were no friendly casualties in this incident. It is still unclear what caused the pilot to target the wrong position.

FUNKER530 INTERVIEW:

FUNKER530: What events led up to this bomb drop, and what was going through your mind after the bomb hit?

Camera Man: We had been taking harassing sniper fire for a little over a month and could not find out where this guy was, so we were up in the OP, took a few rounds and battalion heard we were in a TIC. Then about a minute prior to being cleared hot we heard they were in route. We


Added: Feb-18-2014 
By: funker530
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Afghanistan
Tags: bomb drop, afghanistan, friendly fire,
Location: Paktika, Afghanistan (load item map)
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