Bulgaria: US soldiers mistakenly raid vegetable oil factory in Bulgaria during NATO drill

Source: NBC News

“U.S. soldiers mistakenly stormed a factory that makes vegetable oil equipment in Bulgaria during a NATO training exercise last month in an incident that has led to criticism from America’s Eastern European ally and a lawsuit from the factory’s owner. U.S. soldiers entered and cleared a building next to an airfield in southern Bulgaria that they believed was part of the training area, the U.S. Army said in a statement Tuesday. But there were Bulgarian civilians ‘operating a private business’ in the building, it said, adding that no weapons were fired at any time during the interaction. The incident happened during a U.S. Army-led multinational NATO military exercise on May 11, according to the statement.” (06/03/21)