- Of these, the youngest child killed was 2 years old.
- The brother of a person killed in the attack gave this information
- The US attacked the car of suicide IS terrorist
Several children are being reported killed in a US drone strike in Kabul. According to a CNN report, several Afghan civilians were killed in Sunday’s attack. The US claimed that it had attacked an IS suicide car bomber that was preparing to attack Kabul airport.
CNN in its report, based on conversations with a local journalist and relatives of those killed, said that nine people from the same family, including six children, were killed in the US attack. Of these, the youngest child killed was 2 years old. The brother of a person killed in the attack gave this information.
According to the report, Ahad, a neighbor of the slain family, told that after the attack all the neighbors tried to douse the fire with water. I saw that five-six people were killed there. Among them were a father, a young boy, and some children. Everyone had died. His body was in pieces. Apart from this, two people were also injured.
At the same time, the Associated Press, quoting an unnamed Afghan official, said in its report that three children died in the attack. Following the CNN report, the US said it was investigating whether civilians were killed in the attack. And if that happens, it will be very sad.
Suicide bombers were blown up by rockets
The US carried out airstrikes in Afghanistan on Sunday for the second consecutive day. US forces fired rockets at suicide bombers in an explosives-laden vehicle near Kabul International Airport. The US military said the attackers were about to carry out a suicide attack on the airport, so the airstrikes were carried out in self-defense. Six people, including a child, were reported to have died in the attack, but no official numbers were given.
Heavy smoke was seen in the sky after a very strong blast on Sunday afternoon in Gulai in the Khwaja Bughra area, about a kilometer northwest of Kabul airport. After this Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid confirmed the US airstrike on a car loaded with explosives.
Late in the evening, Captain Bill Urban, spokesman for the US Army Central Command, confirmed the attack. As part of self-defense, the US military launched an unmanned aerial attack on a vehicle in Kabul, he said. The attack was carried out to prevent a possible ISIS-K attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport. We have hit the target with success, he said. Capt Bill said that subsequent explosions in the vehicle confirmed sufficient explosives inside it. However, he did not confirm the casualties of civilians. He said that the US is assessing it, but so far no such indications have been found.
Both incidents came after an airstrike in the US’s Nangarhar province on Saturday killed two IS-Khorasan militants who hatched a suicide bombing at Kabul airport on Thursday to kill 180 people, including 13 US commandos. However, US President Joe Biden on Saturday issued a warning of another terrorist attack on the airport within the next 24 to 36 hours.