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Pentagon does not dispute civilian deaths in Kabul drone strike

The Pentagon says military officials spoke with Taliban contacts to investigate reports of civilian casualties from yesterday's drone strike.
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Pentagon officials said they are unable to refute reports that a US drone strike targeting suspected Islamic State personnel in the Afghan capital on Sunday killed several civilians.

“We are not in a position to dispute it right now,” Press Secretary John Kirby told reporters on Monday, citing an ongoing investigation. Kirby’s comments came some 24 hours after the strike reportedly killed 10 members of the same family, including several children.

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