Friendly Fire

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Friendly Fire

A fire that is set with no foul intentions and that does not go out of control. For example, a fire in a fireplace and a bonfire on a farm are both friendly fires. Insurance policies generally do not cover losses from friendly fire, such as damage to a chimney. Rather, the insurance only provides coverage if the fire leaves the fireplace and burns down the house or if the bonfire accidentally destroys a crop.
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ANOTHER British soldier has been killed in a second possible friendly fire incident in Afghanistan this week, the Ministry of Defence said last night.
There were no casualties reported in the friendly fire incident.
FOOTBALL fans wore strips and unfurled a Union flag to honour a soldier killed in a suspected friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
THREE British soldiers have been killed and two injured in an apparent friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.
And a US fighter is feared to have killed at least one Allied soldier in a separate friendly fire incident.
THIRTY US troops were wounded, two ``very seriously'', in a friendly fire incident in central Iraq, it emerged yesterday.
A CORONER has called for changes to military procedures to prevent a repetition of a friendly fire incident that killed three British soldiers in Afghanistan.
A US PLANE killed a British soldier and seriously injured at least two others in another disastrous friendly fire incident yesterday.
Instead, it was "possible" one of the group's own mines went off or that an artillery strike went awry - though an MoD spokesman could only say: "An investigation is under way into a suspected friendly fire incident.
Three soldiers injured in a previous friendly fire incident in Afghanistan, including Captain Paul, 30, from Chicago, who suffered a perforated ear drum, arrived home yesterday.
Us troops were accused of killing eight Iraqi policemen and a Jordanian security guard in a friendly fire incident during a car chase yesterday.
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