Deadly US drone strike in Kabul

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The US Central Command has released declassified videos from a botched US drone attack that killed 10 civilians, including seven children in Afghanistan. The drone attack was launched in the final hours before American troops withdrew from the country. The release of the footage came after a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the New York Times. The strike took place three days after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed 13 US troops and scores of Afghan civilians who had crowded outside the airport gates, desperate to secure seats on evacuation flights, after the Taliban swept to power in the capital

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

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