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Pentagon says Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians in ‘tragic mistake’

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(Refiles to remove superfluous “it” from lede) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Friday that a drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many 10 civilians, including seven children, and it apologized for what the Pentagon said was a tragic mistake. Senior U.S. officers had said the Aug. 29 strike that took place as foreign forces completed the last stages of their withdrawal from Afghanistan targeted an Islamic States suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to Kabul airport. “At the time of the strike, I was confident that the strike had averted an imminent threat to our fo…

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