Friday, 20 September 2019 12:39

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The US forces in Afghanistan have admitted that a drone attack that killed at least 30 pine nut farmers in Nangarhar province was conducted by them.

At least 40 others were injured in the attack in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district that was previously attributed to the West-backed Afghan government.

A spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan confirmed that the drone attack was conducted by the US with the intention of destroying a hideout used by the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group.

"Initial indications are members of Daesh [ISIL] were among those targeted in the strike," Colonel Sonny Leggett, spokesman for the American-led coalition in Afghanistan said.

"However, we are working with local officials to determine whether there was collateral damage."

 

Source: News Agencies.