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New footage obtained by Press TV showing Afghan fighters attacking a US supply convoy in the northeast province of Kunar.


The convoy had entered Afghanistan through Torkham border in the east and was carrying supplies, including fuel, for a US military base in the province.

The convoy was escorted by eight US armored vehicles carrying about 40 American soldiers and an Afghan military truck when it came under attack in Jalala village.

The Afghan fighters claim they have killed all 40 American troops in the attack and seized the convoy's supplies.

American airstrikes have targeted the village several times in the past months, resulting in heavy civilian casualties.

The invasion of Afghanistan took place with the official objective of curbing militancy and bringing peace and stability to the country. Nine years on, however, Afghanistan remains unstable and civilians continue to pay the price.

Civilian casualties have always been a source of friction between the Afghan government and foreign troops, with Afghan officials frequently condemning NATO attacks on civilians.

According to a UN report, about 2,800 civilians were killed by foreign forces and Taliban militants in Afghanistan last year.

A Press TV correspondent in Kabul says killings of civilians by US-led foreign forces will exacerbate the already tense situation in Afghanistan, where people are furious at the recent desecration of the Qur'an in the US.

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