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US Warplanes Bomb Suspected Taleban Hideout as Search for Commando Team Continues

U.S. fighter planes have bombed a suspected Taleban compound in an area in eastern Afghanistan, as the search for an elite American military team continues.

A U.S. military spokesman said fighter planes struck an enemy compound in Kunar province with precision guided bombs late, Friday. He said the U.S. military is still assessing the damage, and that it is unclear if there were any casualties.

The airstrike comes as hundreds of U.S. and Afghan troops continue to search the mountains of Kunar province for an American commando team that disappeared during a battle with insurgents. A Special Forces helicopter was shot down attempting to evacuate the team Tuesday, killing all 16 servicemembers on board.

The bodies of the troops killed in the crash were flown to the United States late Friday.