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BREAKING: White House Confirms Kabul Drone Strike a Tragic ‘Mistake’ That Killed 3 Adults, 7 Children


The Pentagon confirmed Friday that a drone strike targeting potential terrorists in Kabul, Afghanistan, was a tragic “mistake” that killed 10 civilians, including three adults and seven children.

“The explosives the military claimed were loaded in the trunk of a white Toyota sedan struck by the drone’s Hellfire missile were most likely water bottles, and a secondary explosion in the courtyard in a densely populated Kabul neighborhood where that attack took place was probably a propane or gas tank, the official said. In short, the car posed no threat at all, investigators concluded,” writes the New York Times.

“An official familiar with the investigation acknowledged that the driver of the car, Zemari Ahmadi, a longtime worker for a U.S. aid group, had nothing to do with the Islamic State, as military officials had previously asserted. Mr. Ahmadi’s only connection to the terrorist group appeared to be a fleeting and innocuous interaction with people in what the military believed was an ISIS safehouse in Kabul, an initial link that led military analysts to make one mistaken judgment after another while tracking Mr. Ahmadi’s movements in a sedan for the next eight hours,” adds the newspaper.

“I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed,” Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of United States Central Command, told journalists during a briefing on the subject.

This is a developing story. Read the full report at the New York Times.

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8 responses to “BREAKING: White House Confirms Kabul Drone Strike a Tragic ‘Mistake’ That Killed 3 Adults, 7 Children”

  1. Wolv256 says:

    Let those who haven’t drone strike and blown up innocent children to distract the news headlines from the treasonous corrupt sabotage of the country by the President of the United States for our greatest enemy who is also authoritarian Communists who sexually assault and harvest organs from ethnicity minorities in concentration death camps cast the first stone, Buddy!

  2. Devilsgun says:

    Not as hurtful as mean tweets or tiny orange hands potentially grabbing your worn out old pussy though, right Karens? You elected dumb fuck President Bumbles (or should I say “you REALLY voted to elect Unlovable Kamala to make Herstory but had to do that by shoving her up Trojan Horse Joe’s ass to sneak her in the door ’cause Patriarchy, or whatever) and this evil is on YOU. Every Afghani child “war bride”, every person who gets fired for defying Bumbles’ Vax mandate shit, etc… ALL. YOU.

  3. pandusa says:

    Only a handful of times, in my life (threescore and one) have words failed me. This is one of those times.

  4. JakeTBar says:

    I find it funny how, they’re so willing to fire hundreds of thousand dollars at a someone who aided the US in fixing up the region, then turn around and say OOPS our intel was wrong like usual.

  5. Wolv256 says:

    Eye for an eye

  6. Tom Collins says:

    As a US Citizen and a veteran, this story makes me profoundly sad. We should have left this place 19 years ago.

  7. SpartanSpear says:

    I like how AP is changing ‘terrorists’ to ‘extremists.’ They will probably separate ‘extremists’ from ‘innocent civilians’ in articles about Trump supporters. They probably already have done that.