U.S. Military: Firefight With Taliban Caused Civilian Deaths, But Troops Acted In Self-Defense

KABUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. 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-defense 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 U.S. 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 U.S. forces...
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