British troops have been praised for running towards the “genocide” caused by the suicide bombing that occurred when the Afghans tried to escape the Taliban.
Brigadier General James Martin, commander of the 16 Air Assault Brigade, said the response to the attack near Kabul Airport was “one of the greatest I’ve seen.”
His army assisted injured Afghan civilians and assisted their US responders.
He added that this also included providing a security perimeter that would allow the US military to remove injured and murderers in a “dignity” and safe manner.
Last week, a bombing by ISIS-K, an Afghan branch of the ISIS terrorist group, killed at least 169 Afghans, 13 U.S. military personnel, two British, and children of British citizens.
Brigadier General Martin spoke after being involved in a pitching operation that helped evacuate more than 15,000 people from mid-August.
Regarding the bombing, he told reporters: “The way I witnessed the soldiers react to the incident was one of the finest I’ve seen.
“They run towards the explosion, provide immediate medical and support to injured Afghan civilians, provide explosives disposal assistance to Americans, and allow Americans to withdraw and kill injured with dignity. Provided a safety boundary so that you can and under the safety screen. “
Talking to Sky News, he also said: “It was a genocide, it’s a genocide. When that level of explosion and shrapnel combination explodes, there is only one result. And it’s a genocide. . “
Looking back on Britain’s 20-year expansion into Afghanistan, Brigadie Martin told reporters:
“But I observe a few things.
“In those 20 years, there were no terrorist attacks from Afghanistan. Ultimately, that’s why the coalition entered Afghanistan in the first place.
“I think it’s correct to say that about 6.3 million women were educated during that time. This is an ongoing legacy and we cannot stop educating these women.
“I think my final observation is my own problem. Is it the price of 20 years of freedom for those who lived in Afghanistan during that period?”