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Afghanistan: At least 30 killed, 40 injured in US airstrike in Nangarhar – officials

3 20.09.2019 Инфо

LOCATION: Nangarhar Regional Hospital
M/S Injured people at hospital
M/S Injured man at hospital
M/S Injured man at hospital
M/S Injured people at hospital
M/S Injured man being brought into ward
M/S Injured man at hospital
M/S Injured people at hospital
M/S Injured people at hospital
C/U Injured man at hospital
M/S Injured man at hospital
SOT, Sima Dar, Injured man (Pashto): "We were around 100 workers, went there to collect pine nuts in the mountains, last night around 01:30 am they bombarded us, around 70 people were killed and several others were wounded."
M/S Injured man at hospital
M/S Injured man at hospital
SOT, Shir Zaman, Relative of victims (Pashto): "The workers were there collecting pine nuts, and the drone targeted them, all of them were either killed or wounded, some of them taken to the hospitals and some of them still in the area."
LOCATION: Khogyani District Hospital
M/S Injured man at hospital
C/U Injured foot
SOT, Doctor Noragha, Head of Khogyani district's hospital (Pashto): "A total of 18 bodies and 14 wounded people were brought to our health centers in Khogyani district."
M/S Injured man at hospital
SOT, Peer Mohammad, Injured man (Pashto): "We were sleeping when the airplane came to the area and dropped bombs on us, seven of my cousins were killed and five other wounded, everyone was shouting but the drone targeted them, all of them were civilians who do not belong to any group."
M/S People outside hospital
M/S People outside hospital
SOT, Mohammad Raza, Relative of victims (Pashto): "At the time of the attack around 200 workers were there, in the end around 70 people were killed and 15 others wounded."
C/U Sign reading 'Surgical Ward'
W/S People outside hospital
SCRIPT
At least 30 civilians were killed and more than 40 were injured in a US drone attack targeting a hideout of the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in mountainous Wazir Tangi area in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday night, according to Afghani officials, as footage filmed on Thursday shows.
The injured, mostly workers who had been collecting pine nuts before the attack, were seen being treated in Nangarhar Regional Hospital and Khogyani District Hospital.
"The workers were there collecting pine nuts, and the drone targeted them, all of them were either killed or wounded, some of them taken to the hospitals and some of them still in the area", said Shir Zaman, a relative of one of the victims.
Ruptly asked the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan Colonel Sonny Leggett to confirm the reports.
"US forces conducted a precision strike against Da'esh (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Nangarhar early this morning," said the United States Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Leggett.
"We are aware of allegations of the death of non-combatants and are working with local officials to determine the facts."
Earlier on Thursday, at least 30 people were killed and more than 90 were injured after a suicide car bomb exploded outside a hospital in Qalati Ghilji in the southern province of Zabul.