US troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan. But the US drone strike on its way out of Afghanistan raises a number of questions. It has been reported that the US has attacked an innocent person on the pretext of being a terrorist of ISKP (Islamic State-Khorasan Province). The last US strike in Afghanistan was on August 29, when the troops were withdrawing. The New York Times reports that an innocent man was mistakenly targeted in the attack.
The US claim is wrong
The New York Times compiled the report after interacting with more than a dozen families, their friends and the driver. The report says the US military killed an innocent support worker in a drone strike. The New York Times also accused the Pentagon of lying after the attack.
A bomb blast near the Afghan capital, Kabul, on August 26 killed at least 179 Afghan civilians and 10 US troops. ISKP claimed responsibility for the attack. This was followed by a drone strike on August 29 by the United States to prevent further terrorist attacks.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. military base, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more, AFP reported. Ahmadi was killed in a US drone strike. His brother-in-law, niece, nephew and brother-in-law were targeted in the strike, his brother told AFP. They were all traveling by car.
Ahmadi, who was killed in the US attack, was a technical engineer. He had worked with the Nutrition and Education International Charity in Afghanistan. The organization was working to provide food to the hungry people in Afghanistan. Ahmadi was among those who applied for rehabilitation in the United States.
Attack while carrying water
The U.S. military says a car bomb had exploded at an Iraqi police recruiting center at Kisak, west of Mosul. He was also said to be associated with ISKP. But the New York Times in its report claimed that the man was innocent and had nothing to do with the terrorist organization. The man was also said to be carrying water for his family.
The New York Times has denied the allegations, saying only three people were killed. The New York Times reports that 10 people were killed, including seven children.