The scramble to distance people and organizations from the “tragic mistake” of the Kabul missile strike on an Afghan aid worker is ongoing. 

Three anonymous sources told CNN that the CIA had issued an “urgent warning” that civilians, including children, were present in the compound mere seconds after a Hellfire Missile was launched from a Reaper drone circling overhead. 

The military believed that Afghan aid worker Zemerai Ahmadi was an ISIS-K operative and that his white Toyota Corolla was packed with explosives and presented an imminent threat to U.S. troops leading the evacuation at the Hamid Karzai International Airport. 

Later, it was learned that Ahmadi was a 14-year employee of Nutrition and Education International, a U.S. NGO that fights malnutrition.