In a separate incident, a policeman killed his nine fellows in their sleep in the northern city of Kunduz.
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US forces say the air strikes were targeting the Taliban after two of their soldiers were killed. Locals say dozens of civilians, including women and children, were victims.
With no end in sight, a week of fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters leaves residents in the northern city without food, water and electricity.
In 2015, Kunduz became the first city to fall to the Taliban in 14 years. Since then, the city has been on the verge of being seized four more times.
The continued fight for Kunduz, in the north, comes as the Taliban simultaneously try to overtake Khanshin district in the southern province of Helmand.
The fighters have once again entered Kunduz after attacking from four directions. The armed group also captured the police headquarters in Nawa, a district in southern Afghanistan.
The army men were sleeping when they were slayed by two of their own. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
Taliban fighters were pushed back by Afghan security forces late on Saturday evening from the Khanabad District of Kunduz province, after capturing the district early in the morning.
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