“A child has been killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan, the American military confirmed, in a rare admission of responsibility for civilian harm.

The US has, to our knowledge, so far admitted to killing only six civilians in strikes in 2019. The UN claims the number is much higher, with 430 deaths and injuries recorded in the first six months of the year.

In this incident, air support was called in when a joint US-Afghan ground operation came under fire in the Andar district in central Ghazni province on October 6 [2019]. US forces claim the air strike killed three Taliban fighters and a child, who was standing nearby.”

– Abbie Cheeseman, “Rare Admission of Guilt From US For Killing Afghan Child in Airstrike,” thebureauinvestigates.com, October 16, 2019