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Afghan President Vows Steps To Prevent Civilian Casualties After Deadly Attacks

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has promised to take steps to prevent civilian casualties in the war against militants, a day after at least 30 civilians were killed in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Nangarhar Province.

Ghani said on September 20 that he had introduced several "checks and balances" to stop night raids and attacks leading to loss of innocent lives, and added that new measures to protect civilians were being implemented.

He made the pledges while addressing an election rally in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar Province, ahead of presidential polls scheduled for September 28.

The September 19 drone strike in Nangarhar killed at least 30 people who were working in a pine-nut field and wounded at least 40.................

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