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2nd US Drone Strike may have Killed 9 Civilians in Kabul

Picture of impact site of US drone strike in residential area of Kabul, Afghanistan on 08/29/2021

 

The US military says a drone strike on a vehicle suspected of being used for a planned attack in Afghanistan may have caused “additional casualties” as well as killed the two Islamic State militants it targeted.

 

CNN has reported *nine members of the same family, including six children, were killed

 

*This was later changed to 10 civilians killed.

 

In a statement Sunday night, a spokesman for US Central Command, Navy Captain Bill Urban, said US officials were aware of the reports of civilian casualties and were still investigating. 

 

“We know that there were substantial and powerful subsequent explosions resulting from the destruction of the vehicle, indicating a large amount of explosive material inside that may have caused additional casualties,” Urban said. (Extracted from: The Guardian, 08/29/2021)

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THE TCW STAFF | Reply 17.09.2021 16:52

US military admits it killed 10 civilians and targeted wrong vehicle in Kabul airstrike: The General in charge [McKenzie] said, "It was a mistake" and that he was "fully responsible for this strike and this tragic outcome." (CNN - 09/17/2021)

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