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No Evidence of Bomb in Vehicle Hit by U.S. Drone Strike That Killed 10 Afghan Civilians

HeadlineSep 13, 2021

A New York Times investigation finds the U.S. drone strike that killed 10 people, seven of them children, in the final days of the military withdrawal likely killed a worker for a U.S. aid group and that there was no evidence of an ISIS bomb in the targeted vehicle. Zemari Ahmadi, who had applied for refugee resettlement in the United States, was likely transporting people to and from work.

This all comes amid a growing humanitarian and displacement crisis. Many Afghans who fled their towns for Kabul as the Taliban seized control are still living on city streets and in parks.

Noor Ahmad: “There was a war. There was bloodshed. Houses were destroyed. Children were orphaned. Women became widows. Because of these problems, everyone was displaced and came to Kabul.”

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