A relative of the victims informed a local journalist working with CNN that nine members of one family, including six children, were murdered in a US drone attack targeting a car in a residential district of Kabul.
According to US Central Command, the US launched a defensive airstrike in Kabul on Sunday, hitting a suspected ISIS-K suicide bomber who presented a “imminent” threat to the airport.
According to the brother of one of those slain, the youngest victim was a 2-year-old daughter.
He described them as “an average family.” “We are neither ISIS or Daesh, and this was a family house – my brothers and their families resided here.”
Several individuals were murdered, including children, according to neighbors and witnesses at the scene of the drone hit in Kabul.
A neighbor told CNN, “All the neighbors attempted to help and brought water to put out the fire, and I noticed that there were five or six people dead.” “The family’s father and another little boy, as well as two children. They were no longer alive. They were shattered. Two people were injured as well.”
Another witness told CNN that following the attack, neighbors and bystanders “removed six dead corpses” and that “children who are still missing” are still missing.
Later Sunday, the US military admitted that there had been allegations of civilian deaths as a result of the operation.