Blackfive puts these side by side. One is the NYT version, the other is AP:
U.S. Forces Kill Afghan Police Officers
By ABDUL WAHEED WAFA
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 12 — American-led forces killed seven Afghan policemen and injured five more in an exchange of fire early this morning that Afghan police officials said was a result of mistaken identity....
By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer
© 2007 The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan police mistook U.S. troops on a nighttime mission for Taliban fighters and opened fire on them early Tuesday, prompting U.S. forces to return fire and call in attack aircraft. Seven Afghan police were killed...
It seems to me that when AP editors start outperforming NYT editors in the who-what-when-where-why department, the Gray Lady needs to take a good hard look at her quality control.