by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/20/19, 10:21 am
The United States confirmed that a drone attack in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday likely struck some civilians. Local officials said at least 30 pine nut farmers died and 40 others sustained injuries in the attack. The strike targeted an Islamic State hideout, but the United States will work with local officials “to determine whether there was collateral damage,” said Col. Sonny Leggett, spokesman for the American-led coalition in Afghanistan.