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PublishDate: Saturday, October 16, 2021 15:55

Kabul strike: US offers to pay relatives of victims

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The United States has offered to the relatives of 10 individuals mistakenly killed in an American drone strike in in August.

Coming soon after an attack on the Kabul airport, the drone strike killed an aid worker and nine members of his family, including seven children.

A statement from the said on Friday it was also working with the State Department to help surviving members of the family relocate to the US.

The Associated Press reported the issue came up for discussion in a meeting between Dr. Colin Kahl, undersecretary of defense for policy, and Dr. Steven Kwon, president of the nonprofit group Nutrition & Education International.

“Dr. Kahl reiterated Secretary of Defense Lloyd ’s_commitment to the families, including offering ex gratia condolence payments,” said, without specifying the money..

Following investigations, Marine Gen. Frank , head of U.S. Central Command, called the strike a “” and acknowledged the killing of innocent civilians.

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