At least 30 civilians killed, 40 injured in air strike in eastern Afghanistan
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  • 12:17 19 September 2019

At least 30 civilians killed, 40 injured in air strike in eastern Afghanistan

At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday, ONA reports citing Reuters.

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

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