US admits 10 civilian deaths during Kabul drone strike
New Delhi : A top general of the United States has admitted their mistake and said that at least 10 civilians, including children, were killed in a drone strike carried out by them during the final days of pullout from Afghanistan.
The aim of Kabul drone strike was to target a suspected IS operation that US intelligence had "reasonable certainty" aimed to attack the Kabul airport, said US Central Command commander General Kenneth McKenzie.
"The strike was a tragic mistake," McKenzie told reporters after an investigation.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tendered his apology to the kins of killed people in the attack.
"I offer my deepest condolences to surviving family members of those who were killed," Austin said in a statement.
"We apologize, and we will endeavor to learn from this horrible mistake," he said.
He also mentioned that the government is planning on how to provide a compensation to the family of the killed people.