Ministry of Defense spokesman Dawlat Waziri confirmed Thursday that three Afghan commandos and two U.S Special Forces were killed in a military operation in Kunduz.
He said that a further seven commandos and two special forces members were wounded during the operation.
Resolute Support also confirmed the death of two of their service members.
In a press release issued Thursday afternoon RS commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John W. Nicholson, said: “Despite today’s tragic event, we are steadfast in our commitment to help our Afghan partners defend their nation.”
He said the service members came under fire during a train, advise and assist mission with Afghan partners to clear a Taliban position and disrupt the group’s operations in Kunduz district in Kunduz province.
No confirmation has as yet been released on civilian casualties but unconfirmed reports indicate the tally was quite high.