Afghan Military worst ever strike upon civilians, Over 70 people killed and injured in a disaster

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Afghan Military worst ever strike upon civilians, Over 70 people killed and injured in a disaster

KABUL - Afghan Military conducts worst ever strike upon civilians, Over 70 people killed and injured in a disaster strike against civilians.

At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an airstrike conducted by Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan , officials said on Thursday.

The attack on Wednesday night was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State militants link, but it accidentally targeted farmers near a field, three government officials told *Reuters*.

Sohrab Qaderi, a provincial council member in eastern Nangarhar province, said a drone strike killed 30 workers in a pine nut field and at least 40 others were injured.

[image: air strike in Afghanistan killed 10 by Afghan security forces backed by US]

The defence ministry in Kabul confirmed the strike but refused to share casualty details immediately.

US forces were not immediately available for comment.

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