accidental attack

accidental attack

An unintended attack which occurs without deliberate national design as a direct result of a random event, such as a mechanical failure, a simple human error, or an unauthorized action by a subordinate.
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The President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto has condemned Egypt's accidental attack on a tourist convoy in the Western Desert that led to the deaths of Mexican nationals.
Thankfully, no one was injured in what was described as an accidental attack.
The show featured the fallout from Sheamus' accidental attack on Ricardo Rodriguez during RAW, the return of Wade Barrett, and the Prime Time Players becoming No.
The Pakistanis often seemed to retaliate for losses they had suffered in an accidental attack by United States forces with a deliberate assault on American troops, most probably to maintain morale among their own troops or to make a point to the Americans that they could not be pushed around, a former American military officer who served in both Afghanistan and Pakistan said.
forces, one year earlier, bombed al-Jazeera's Baghdad offices, killing reporter Tareq Ayoub, after the network naively gave its GPS coordinates to the Pentagon in order to prevent an accidental attack.
LOW PUNCH: Philip's pain is all too clear after Fern's accidental attack
TONY Blair today rejects calls for an end to the bombing of Belgrade after the accidental attack on the Chinese embassy.
While reports of these attacks are hazy and they may point to the same incident, the coup de grace came in an apparently accidental attack on an Iranian border post on 14 July, killing up to 20 Iranian soldiers.
He said that if the court did come into effect there would almost certainly be pressure to prosecute Nato commanders if there was any repeat of incidents like the accidental attack on an Albanian refugee convoy by American warplanes in Kosovo.
Public support for the Nato bombing raids remain constant despite the accidental attack on refugees, according to two polls last night.
However, Captain Pietropaoli said he did not mean there was not an accidental attack on civilians in the area.
Working according to standardised question-and-answer procedures, the MSSR 2000I system quickly recognises incoming friendly aircraft and supports the commander in the decision whether or not to engage an aircraft, preventing accidental attacks on own forces.