Officials from Afghanistan claim that three children died in the attack near Kabul's Airport. Witnesses say that several people were injured or killed in the explosion.
A spokesperson for U.S. Central Command, Navy Captain. Bill Urban said that U.S. officials had been informed of reports of civilian casualties, and they were continuing to investigate. Urban stated that the strike had disrupted an imminent threat to Kabul's airport, but added: "We would deeply be saddened by any possible loss of innocent lives."
Separately, an American official claimed that the drone fired a Hellfire rocket at a vehicle inside a compound. The missile was launched after individuals were seen loading explosives into the trunk.
Officials stated that there was an initial explosion from the missile followed by a larger fireball. This is believed to have been caused by the large amount of explosives in the vehicle. Urban stated that the subsequent powerful explosions could have resulted in civilian casualties.
Two members of the Islamic State group were believed to have been targeted by the U.S.
The Afghans who worked with NATO and their families arrived from Germany's Ramstein military base. They will be located near Camp Bondsteel (U.S. military Camp), 40 km (25 miles) from the capital Pristina.
Kosovo said that it could temporarily house up to 2,000 Afghans, while they are awaiting documentation to be sent to the United States.
The evacuees were greeted by the senior leaders of Kosovo and several Western ambassadors.
President Vjosa Olmani stated that "many years ago, we were victims of genocide." "We will continue to be there for all NATO partners until this process is complete."
"We will do everything we can to ensure they are safe, secure, and get some rest," stated Prime Minister Albin Kurti.