US drone attack on Kabul strike that killed children was a mistake
The Pentagon acknowledged that the U.S. drone attack on Kabul, which killed 10 civilians, including seven children, was a mistake. The deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCS) of the US Armed Forces, General John Hyten, said this during his speech in the non-governmental Atlantic Council.
The head of U.S. Central Command apologized for what happened, adding that he bears full responsibility for the attack.
On August 26, several explosions occurred near the airport in Kabul. A terrorist blew himself up near the Baron Hotel, where foreigners are staying. A second bombing occurred near the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan building. The terrorist organization IS claimed responsibility for what happened. Almost 200 people were killed.
As a retaliatory measure, on August 29, the U.S. attacked Kabul in order to eliminate the militant who was planning a new attack on the air harbor. However, the U.S. military chose the wrong target. The drone strike targeted a car in a neighborhood of the city, killing a family of 10 Afghans, seven of whom were children.
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