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Police: 26 civilians dead in Afghan raid killing 2 US troops

11 months 1 week 5 days ago Thursday, November 03 2016 Nov 3, 2016 November 03, 2016 6:56 AM November 03, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police official says 26 civilians are dead after an assault that killed two U.S. service members.

The general of Kunduz province says some of the dead after the assault today included members of a Taliban fighter's family.

He says the raid by U.S. and Afghan forces killed 65 Taliban fighters, including two commanders for the insurgency.

NATO earlier announced the killing of two U.S. service members and the wounding of two others in the raid.

Both NATO and the Pentagon declined to immediately give further details about the operation or discuss the civilian casualties.

NATO's combat operations ended in Afghanistan at the end of 2014, a move that put Afghan forces in charge of the country's security.

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