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Afghans Protest Against Deadly Air Strike In Kunduz

Kunduz residents protesting civilian casualties on November 3

Dozens of people rallied in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz to protest against an air strike which they say caused civilian casualties.

The protesters carried the bodies of about 20 people, including children, through the streets of Kunduz on November 3.

Local officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said an air strike was carried out in Burj Kandahari area in the city’s outskirts, but couldn’t confirm the civilians’ death.

It’s also not clear whether the strike took place by Afghan forces or forces.

Also on November 3, two U.S. service members were killed while assisting Afghan security forces in operations against Taliban militants around Kunduz.

It was not immediately clear whether the two incidents were related.

The developments underline the precarious security situation around Kunduz, which Taliban militants managed to enter last month, a year after they briefly captured the city.


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