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.