“At the time — and I think this is still valid — we had very good intelligence that ISIS-K was preparing a specific type of vehicle at a specific type of location,” he said. “We monitored that through various means and all of the engagement criteria were being met. We went through the same level of rigor that we’ve done for years, and we took a strike.”
Ten civilians in a northwestern Kabul neighborhood — eight of them children 18 and under — were killed in the attack, family members told The Washington Post on Monday.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing outside Kabul airport last week, which killed 13 U.S. service members and more than 170 civilians trying to flee the country.