A brother of one of the dead told a journalist working with CNN on Sunday that they were “an ordinary family,” not affiliated with Daesh*.
There are six children, including his four-year-old sister Armin, 3-year-old brother Benyamin, and two two-year-old sister Ayat and Sumaya among those killed, the man said, as he reportedly cried.
Earlier, US central command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said that a drone strike was carried out on Sunday on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating a Daesh-K* threat to the airport.
“We are assessing the possibilities of civilian casualties, though we have no indications at this time. We remain vigilant for
potential future threats
,” Urban said, adding that “significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material.”
Afghan media reported on Sunday that at least four children were killed in an airstrike that destroyed two vehicles and part of a residential building.
On Saturday, US Army Maj. Gen. William Taylor said that two Daesh-K leaders
and another was injured in a US airstrike in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
On Friday, the White House admitted a breakdown in the security process that allowed the Thursday suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, which reportedly
killed at least 182
, including 13 US troops. The attack,
claimed by Daesh-K
, comes amid a chaotic US evacuation from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s* takeover of Kabul on August 15.
While the Biden administration has come under fire from both Democrats and Republicans over the evacuation of American forces and Afghans from Kabul, netizens have slammed US media for hypocritical reporting on the situation in Afghanistan.
This comes amid allegations by the media, citing locals, that Afghans killed in the attack on August 26
were shot dead
by American soldiers in the panic following the explosion.
* Terrorist organizations banned in Russia