The U.S. military has apologized for its drone strike at Kabul in August that killed 10 civilians not with exception to seven children, describing it a ‘tragic mistake”.
After a review, the Pentagon had said in a statement that the attack was made to target an Islamic State suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to U.S. troops during their withdrawal from Afghanistan.
It had been imposed just a few days after a deadly attack on US troops, resulting in 13 soldiers’ deaths.
According to the head of U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie, at the time he had been confident it averted an imminent threat to the forces at the airport.
He also said it was righteous and not unreasonable, as it also did not break any international convention of war rules.
McKenzie said“Our investigation now concludes that the strike was a tragic mistake.”