The Pentagon has rejected CNN reports that US forces fired on civilians at Kabul airport, saying its investigation has found no definitive evidence that anyone was killed by gunfire in the Kabul airport attack.
In response to CNN’s probe, John Kirby, speaking at a news briefing, said, “the investigation found no definitive proof that anyone was ever hit or killed by gunfire, either US or Afghan, and I think I’d leave it at that.”
“The investigation we believe was comprehensive. It was credible and it was quite definitive,” Kirby noted.
According to Pentagon reports, 170 Afghan civilians and 13 US soldiers were killed in the blast.
The CNN report, which took about four months to be published, claims that some civilians were killed by US forces during the attack on Kabul airport.
CNN interviewed 70 witnesses and families of the victims and reviewed medical records, videos, and photos.
According to CNN, some victims were shot in the body, and some doctors testified.
The Islamic State in Khurasan Province (ISKP) claimed responsibility for the attack on Kabul airport, and according to Pentagon, the attack was carried out by an ISKP operative.
Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily