26 civilians dead in Afghan raid that killed two US troops

26 civilians dead in Afghan raid that killed two US troops

At least 26 civilians are dead after an assault that killed two US service members in Afghanistan, officials say.

Gen Qasim Jangalbagh of Kunduz province said some of the dead after the assault on Thursday included members of a Taliban fighter's family.

Gen Jangalbagh said the raid by US and Afghan forces killed 65 Taliban fighters, including two commanders for the insurgency.

Nato earlier announced the killing of two US 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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