In Afghanistan 21 civilians dead due to US drone attack

Wednesday, 28 September, 2016 - 18:45

A US drone strike has killed at least 21 people in the eastern Nangarhar province, with Afghan sources saying that more than a dozen of them were civilians.

Esmatullah Shinwari, a Nangarhar lawmaker, told the Associated Press that a crowd had gathered at the tribal leader’s house in the Achin district to welcome home his return from the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia when the drone struck.

At least 12 people were wounded in the attack, including the tribal leader, he said.

At least 13 of the victims were civilians. More victims have been killed in us drone attacks that day in total at least 21 people.