U.S. Marines Fatally Shoot Afghan Girl in Bad Weather: Police

U.S. troops fighting in bad weather accidentally shot dead a young Afghan girl, local police said Friday, NBC News reported. Marines gunned down the child, who was between four and five years old, after they were shot at and returned fire in the Nadali District of Helmand Province, Assistant Police Chief Abdullah Chopan told NBC News. "It’s very likely to have happened because visibility was not good, it was raining and cloudy," Chopan said. The incident happened on Wednesday, hours after another firefight involving U.S. forces in the area.

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