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U.S. offers to pay relatives of Kabul drone victims

The U.S. government has offered to pay compensation to the relatives of 10 people who were killed in a botched U.S. drone attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

It will also help the victims' family members who wish to relocate to the United States.

Seven children and an aid worker were among those killed in the strike in August, just days before the final U.S. troops withdrew from the country.

The Pentagon had said earlier that the attack targeted an Islamic State suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to foreign troops at Kabul airport.

The drone strike was ordered three days after a suicide bomber at the airport gates killed 13 U.S. troops and scores of Afghan civilians who had crowded there desperate to secure seats on evacuation flights..

The Pentagon later admitted its strike had been a 'tragic mistake'.

Last month, U.S. General Frank McKenzie confirmed the victims had posed no threat to U.S. forces.

The killing of civilians raises questions about the future of U.S. counter-terrorism strikes in Afghanistan.

It also provides further fuel to critics of the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from the country.

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