Their army USA admitted tonight that “it was wrong” last blow of, at the end of August, in Kabul, from which they were killed ten civilians, including children.
According to APE BPE, the general Frank MackenzieThe bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a Kabul airport near the northern city of Kabul. Afghanistan, were killed at least ten people, of which seven were children.
“It was a mistake and I sincerely ask SorryHe added that the victims did not pose a threat to US forces at the airport.
“It was unlikely the car and those killed were connected to it Islamic state Khorasan “, the jihadist organization operating in Afghanistan, underlined Mackenzie, the head of US forces in that country before their final withdrawal.
“Our investigation concludes that this blow was one tragic mistakeHe added, assuring that he “takes full responsibility”. “I express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of those killed,” he said.
The general recalled that the strike, which took place on August 29, was aimed at preventing an “imminent threat” from the Islamic State, a few days after the organization launched an attack near Kabul airport and resulted in be killed 13 American soldiers and dozens of other people.
The Minister of Defense also expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims Lloyd Austin, admitting that the man driving the car and being targeted was “just one innocent victim, like the others who were killed so tragically “.
“We apologize and we will try to learn from this horrible mistake,” he added.