The US military has admitted that an American drone strike in Kabul last last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including seven children."Having thoroughly reviewed the findings of the investigation and the supporting analysis by inter-agency partners, I am now convinced that as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children, were tragically killed in that strike," Xinhua news agency quoted Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the US Central Command as saying during a Pentagon press briefing on Friday."We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with IS-K, or were a direct threat to US forces," he added.
The General admitted the deadly strike was "a tragic mistake"."As the combatant commander, I am fully responsible for this strike and this tragic outcome."On August 29, the Central Command had announced that it launched a drone strike on a vehicle in Kabul, which it claimed had eliminated an "imminent" threat, posed by the IS-K, an Afghanistan-based offshoot of the Islamic State terror group, to the Hamid Karzai International Airport, where evacuations of American service members and personnel were underway.