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Drone strike against Daesh in east Afghanistan kills 9 civilians by mistake: Officials

AFP , Thursday 19 Sep 2019
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At least nine civilians have been killed in a drone strike overnight in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, local officials said Thursday.

District governor Shamsul Haq told AFP that six more people were wounded, also all civilians.

"The strike was supposed to target Daesh (Islamic State) fighters, but it mistakenly hit the civilians," said Nangarhar police spokesman Mubariz Attal.

 

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