Arlington, United States – The US military says as many as 10 civilians, including seven children, were killed in their drone strike in the city of Kabul in August.
In a statement delivered by the commander of United States Central Command, General Frank McKenzie on Friday (17/9) apologized and said he was fully responsible for the mistake.
“As commander of the war, I take full responsibility for the attack and the tragic outcome that followed.”
A number of senior US government officials said the attack on August 29 was carried out after foreign troops completed the final stages of the evacuation process from Afghan territory and targeted suicide bombers from the Islamic State group who were considered a threat to the airport in the city of Kabul.
McKenzie added, the Pentagon will provide compensation for all civilians who died in the United States military drone attack on August 29 last.
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