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US military says 10 civilians killed in Kabul drone strike last month

It is unlikely that the vehicle hit or those who died were Islamic State militants or posed a direct threat to US forces at Kabul's airport, says head of US Central Command.

By: Reuters | Washington |
September 18, 2021 1:38:52 am
'The strike was a mistake', US issues apology. (AP Photo)

A US drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children, a senior US general said on Friday.

“It was a mistake and I offer my sincere apology,” US General Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command, told reporters.

He added that he now believed that it is unlikely that the vehicle hit or those who died were Islamic State militants or posed a direct threat to US forces at Kabul’s airport.

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