A high-level U-S military team in Afghanistan is set to begin its investigation into a U-S airstrike two weeks ago that Afghans say killed nearly 50 people, including members of a wedding party.
A military spokesman (Colonel Roger King) said today (Saturday) at Bagram Air Base that the 11-member team will include aviation, legal and medical experts and will be led by an Air Force general (Anthony Przybyslawksi).
The team could begin work as early as Monday.
The Afghan government has named one of its generals (Sher Mohammed Kareemi) an observer.
U-S military officials admit an airstrike in central Afghanistan on July first mistakenly killed civilians, but say it is unclear how many died. U-S officials say the air attack in Uruzgan province was prompted by anti-aircraft fire aimed at American planes.
Some U-S forces in Afghanistan have come under sporadic fire since the incident, but a military spokesman says there is no indication attacks have increased since the airstrike.