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A US drone strike intended to hit a Daesh hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day's labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday.

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

"The workers had lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone targeted them," tribal elder Malik Rahat Gul said by telephone from Wazir Tangi.

Afghanistan's Defence Ministry and a senior US official in Kabul confirmed the drone strike, but did not share details of civilian casualties.

In a separate incident, at least 20 people died in a suicide truck bomb attack on Thursday carried out by the Taleban in the southern province of Zabul.
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