A day after US President Joe Biden vowed to retaliate for killing 14 American soldiers, the United States killed nine Afghans, including six children, in airstrikes.
In a suicide bomb attack on Thursday (August 26) at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, more than 180 people were killed, including 14 American soldiers.
On Saturday (August 28), President Joe Biden had vowed to retaliate for killing American soldiers. The next day, the United States carried out aerial strikes targeting civilian areas in Kabul. The Biden administration claimed that some ISIS-K suspects were travelling in a car, and they were the targets.
Later, nine Afghans were killed, including six children and one interpreter who had worked with the Americans before the Taliban captured Kabul on August 15. As negotiated earlier, the Taliban has asked the United States to withdraw all its soldiers by August 31. The United States was asking for an extension, but the Taliban declined.
The ISIS-K had claimed responsibility for the Kabul airport bombing, which had killed over 180 people.