In Afghanistan , thirteen Taliban militants have been killed and twelve wounded in security forces operation in Kunar Province.

According to reports the operation was launched in various parts of Dangam District of the province. 

Meanwhile, the United Nations is investigating an incident in which more than thirty civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in U.S. air strikes at Buz Kandahari area in Afghanistan .

In a statement, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto said the loss of civilian life is unacceptable and undermines efforts toward building peace and stability in the country.

According to the U.N. figures, 95 people have been killed and 111 injured in the past week alone.

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