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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Army Ranger from Leavenworth died in Afghanistan from friendly fire

A U.S. Army Ranger from Leavenworth, Washington was killed by friendly fire last year while on a tour in Afghanistan, according to investigation documents obtained by


Police detective killed by friendly fire in New York City

A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night while responding to a report of a gunpoint robbery at a cellphone store, Commissioner James …


Deputy died from friendly fire in California bar gun battle

A sheriff’s deputy who died in a mass shooting at a California bar was shot five times by a gunman who massacred 11 others, but the officer was killed by …


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in ‘friendly fire’

A Philippine air force plane dropping bombs on Islamic extremists killed 11 soldiers and wounded seven others in “friendly fire” as government forces were struggling to rout the militants who …


Doug Clark: Aunt’s moving photo captures soldier’s last homecoming

A picture’s worth has been appraised at a thousand words. But the photograph Lori Pence snapped of her nephew’s final homecoming speaks volumes. The mostly black-and-white photo shows a lone …


Report details ‘friendly fire’ incident that claimed Sprague, Wash., soldier

Poor communications and misunderstandings about equipment led to the death of a soldier from Sprague, Washington, and five others in Afghanistan this summer, when an Air Force jet that was …


Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday as …


Sprague soldier remembered as ‘gentle giant’

Justin Clouse, a soldier from Sprague, Washington, who was among U.S. forces killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan, was remembered Tuesday as a quiet leader with a big …


Sprague soldier among troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

A 22-year-old soldier from Sprague, Washington, was among five American troops killed in an apparent coalition airstrike Monday in southern Afghanistan. Officials told the Associated Press it’s one of the …