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U.S. military is investigating airstrike that killed at least 13 civilians in Afghanistan

Afghanistan air strike

The U.S. military said Wednesday that it was investigating reports that an airstrike on a stronghold of Islamic State loyalists in eastern Afghanistan had killed more than a dozen civilians.

Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland, spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said the U.S. military had carried out an airstrike in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, where American troops have conducted recent ground operations.

“For operational security reasons we do not discuss the details of counter-terror operations,” Cleveland said. “We are aware of some claims of Afghan casualties, and are currently reviewing all materials related to this...