The drama of a family after the alleged US error: All the children died inside the car, we could only find pieces of the corpses

Ezmarai Ahmadi returned on Sunday at Kabul, left the car keys to her son and saw the rest of the children from the house playing cheerfully inside the car. Af

The drama of a family after the alleged US error: All the children died inside the car, we could only find pieces of the corpses

Ezmarai Ahmadi returned on Sunday at Kabul, left the car keys to her son and saw the rest of the children from the house playing cheerfully inside the car. After a US missile fell right over, killing ten people, explains her brother.

"The missile exploded on top of the vehicle full of children, who was parked inside the house," said Aima Ahmadi, Ezmarai's brother, from Kwaja Burga, a densely populated neighborhood in Northwest Kabul.

"He killed them all," he adds.

According to Aimal Ahmadi, ten members of the family died in air attack, including their own daughter and five other children.

On Monday, when AFP went to the place, this father in a duel expected the arrival of family members who will help him organize the burial of most members of his family.

"My brother and his four children died. I have lost my little daughter, nephews and niece," he lists sadly before the remains of the car, reduced to a pile of calcined metal.

The United States reported on Sunday of the destruction of a vehicle loaded with explosives during an air strike that sought to abort an attempt by the Islamic State group to burst a car bomb at the Airport of Afghan Capital.

The action can be left as the last error of the US army in twenty years of war against the Taliban, often dotted by the death of dozens of civilians as "collateral damage".

"We know that there were substantial and powerful subsequent explosions because of the destruction of the vehicle, which indicates that there was a large amount of explosive material that may have caused more victims," said Captain Bill Urban, spokesman for the Central Command of the Army on Sunday. "It is not clear what could have happened and we are investigating more," he added.

Words rule cruelty for Aimal, whom it costs him to believe that his brother could be taken by a sympathizer of the Islamic State or, even worse, by a kamikaze preparing an attack.

Ezmarai was an engineer and worked for an NGO, an ordinary Afghan who simply sought to reach the end of the month in a period of strong instability, he explains.

But the American nerves were at a leather flower after a suicide was immolar on Thursday at a bomb attack on Thursday at the entrance of the airport, where crowds gathered with the hope of being able to leave the country.

More than a hundred people died, including 13 US soldiers, the worst hit for their army in Afghanistan since 2011.

When the neighbors listened to the explosion, they quickly attended the house of Aimal and Ezmarai to see what they could help.

"All the children died inside the vehicle, the adults were dead right outside, the car was on fire, we could only find pieces of corpses," says one of them, to know.

The preventive excuses of the United States, which showed its deep sadness before eventual deaths of civilians, slightly serve Rashid Noori, another neighbor.

"The Taliban kills us, the Islamic State kills us, the Americans kill us," he despairs. "Do they think that all our children are terrorists?"

Updated Date: 04 September 2021, 13:04

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