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U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

Afghan police inspect the site of a suicide attack, in Parwan province of Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at over 20 people and wounding over 30. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghanistan, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labor in the fields, officials said on Thursday.

The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people after accidentally targeting farmers and laborers who had just finished collecting pine nuts at mountainous Wazir Tangi in eastern Nangarhar province, three Afghan officials told Reuters.