US will pay compensation to relatives of Afghans killed in US drone strike

The US Defense Department has said it is committed to paying compensation to the relatives of those killed in a drone attack in Kabul.

US will pay compensation to relatives of Afghans killed in US drone strike
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Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Friday that the Defense Department was brought to the US It is also working with the State Department to help the families of survivors of Afghans.

Kirby said the topic came up Thursday at a meeting between Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Affairs Dr Colin Kahl and Dr Steven Kwon, founder and president of the non-profit organization Nutrition and Education International. "Dr. Kahl reiterates Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's commitment to providing compensation to families," Kirby said.

On August 29, a car was attacked by a US Hellfire missile, killing 10 members of a family, including seven children. A few weeks later, Marine General Frank McKenzie of the US Central Command called the attack a "horrific mistake", saying innocent civilians were killed in it.