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Two U.S. Special Forces Soldiers Among Dead in Afghan Battle |  WSJ

Two U.S. Special Forces Soldiers Among Dead in Afghan Battle | WSJ

Taliban insurgents killed two U.S. Special Forces soldiers in a firefight Thursday in northern Afghan, and U.S. airstrikes in support of the troops killed a number of civilians.

A joint U.S.-Afghan operation was targeting Taliban commanders northeast of the city of Kunduz when the troops came under heavy gunfire around 3 a.m., a coalition member said. Three Afghan special forces members were also killed.

A provincial official said 30 civilians were killed.

Source: Two U.S. Special Forces Soldiers Among Dead in Afghan Battle – WSJ