'Offer sincere apology': US finally accepts its mistake on Kabul drone strike which killed civilians
General Frank McKenzie also said it was 'unlikely that the vehicle and those who died in the drone strike were associated with ISIS-K or were a direct threat to US forces'.
Senior US military officials said the drone strike hit an Islamic State target and weakened the extremist' ability to further disrupt the final phase of the US withdrawal and evacuation operations.
Mohammed Jan Sultani had hoped his achievements would make him and his young family special enough to be let into the gate and onto one of the flights rescuing foreigners and Afghans.
Biden said in a statement Saturday he discussed the strike with top military commanders, who briefed him on the ongoing evacuation of Afghans and U.S. citizens from the airport.
Many Hindus and Sikhs took refuge at the Karte Parwan gurdwara after Afghanistan fell into the hands of the Taliban.
Two suicide bombers and gunmen attack crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
During his interaction with reporters in the East Room of the White House, the president also referred to the apparent ideological differences between the Taliban and the ISIS-K.
The number of injured in Saturday's attack has risen to more than 100, according to Afghan authorities.
The assault underscores growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20, which are seen as a test-run for next year's presidential poll.