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Anger as US drone strike in Kabul left 10 of family, including 2-yr-old, dead

Aug 31, 2021 11:35 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The US drone strike that purportedly targeted a suicide car bomber headed to Kabul airport on Sunday, reportedly killed 10 of a family, including six children, in a residential area.

The youngest victims of Sunday's airstrike were two 2-year-old girls, Sumaya and Malika, according to family members. The oldest child killed was 12-year-old Farzad.

Relatives found the remains of one of the girls in the rubble near their home on Monday.

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The family had applied for evacuation to the US, and had been waiting for a phone call telling them to go to the airport.

The relatives and witnesses have reportedly contested the US claim that the strike targeted the suicide bomber.

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The US has said that it is assessing the claims that civilians were killed in the strike. American military officials said there were "significant secondary explosions" after the drone strike - implying there were explosives at the scene - which may have harmed people nearby.

 

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