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Bereaved of Afghan drone bombing: U.S. apologizes and pays compensation

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Afghan people who lost their families in the US drone bombing have demanded a face-to-face apology and compensation from the US side.

According to foreign media such as the AP on the 19th, the bereaved families who lost their families in a US drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan at the end of last month, said, “Apologizing is not enough and the person responsible for the airstrike should be punished.”

“I want to move to the United States or another safe country with economic rewards,” he told reporters.

Earlier on the 29th of last month, 10 civilians, including up to 7 children, were killed in a US drone strike in downtown Kabul.

U.S. military officials said they bombed a car, calling it an imminent threat from Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) to Kabul’s airport, killing at least one crew member and three civilians.

However, the US media raised suspicions that the attack was a mistake, and the New York Times reported that the driver of the vehicle targeted by the attack was Jemari Ahmadi, a collaborator of the American aid organization Nutrition Education International.

On the 17th, the commander of the U.S. Central Command acknowledged and apologized for the misunderstood airstrike, saying that it was “a terrible mistake.”

The nephew of the deceased Jemari Ahmadi, Farshad Haidari, told AFP that the US had not so far contacted the victims’ families directly.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement, “Under any circumstances, we must work to prevent a recurrence.”

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