At least 10 Afghans are reportedly killed in US airstrike launched in vengeance against ISIS-K in Kabul.
By The Newster
At least 10 Afghans have been killed in an airstrike carried out by US in vengeance against ISIS-K in Kabul on Sunday according to local newsportal Tolo News.
The US launched a spree of airstrikes in the fallout of Kabul airport blasts that caused 13 American soldiers, over 160 Afghans and several persons Taliban forces.
Salgy Baran, an Afghan university topper said in a tweet, “Today, these beautiful children have been blackmailed by the Americans into believing that they are ISIS. These are the innocent angels who would have said during Zankadan: ‘This world is not inhabited, this place is not safe. Let’s go to heaven.’ The White House celebrated the revenge of its nine soldiers.”
The airstrike targeted an ISIS-K vehicles that was reportedly full with explosives.
Navy Capt. Bill Urban, spokesperson of US central command said in a statement addressing the development that “U.S. military forces conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamad Karzai International airport.”
He added that, “We are confident we successfully hit the target. Significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material.”
The latest airstrike is followed by the US drone airstrike launched on Friday that caused some prominent ISIS-K leaders who were allegedly involved in Kabul explosions.
Army Maj. Gen. William Taylor on Sunday claimed that there were no civilian casualty reported following the airstrike. But, local media and Afghans says on the contrary of what US claims.
“Residents say a U.S. airstrike in Kabul on Sunday killed at least 10 people, including children. U.S. forces, however, said they targeted a vehicle carrying ISIS suicide bombers”, reported by Tolo News of Afghanistan.
According to the reports, several houses were also demolished in airstrikes that targeted ISIS-K vehicles. Locals say seven members of the family that lived in the house, including children, were killed. However, US Army is in full denial of civilian causalities.