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Afghan Police: 2 U.S. Soldiers, 16 Civilians Killed In Kunduz During Clashes With Taliban

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KUNDUZ,Afghanistan - Two U.S. service members were killed on Thursday while helping Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban around the northern city of Kunduz, the U.S. military said, while Afghan officials reported at least 16 civilians were killed.

Although the U.S. military gave no details, Afghan officials said there had been heavy fighting about 5 km from the city centre overnight.

The Taliban said in a statement a U.S. air strike had destroyed many houses and killed women and children.

There were angry protests by civilians who brought the bodies of at least 16 dead into Kunduz, Mafuzullah Akbari, a police spokesman said.