US probe clears forces over civilian deaths in Afghan city

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A US military investigation confirmed that dozens of Afghan civilians were killed in a special forces operation near the northern city of Kunduz last year, but found troops had acted in self-defence and decided no action would be taken against them.

The report, published on Thursday, said 33 civilians were killed and 27 wounded last November when a US and Afghan special forces unit returned fire against Taliban fighters in the village of Boz, near Kunduz, and called in air support.

“The investigation concluded that US forces acted in self-defense, in accordance with the Law of...


US probe clears forces over civilian deaths in Afghan city


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