The British army was praised for trying to help Afghans escape from the Taliban and rushing to the “holocaust” caused by the suicide bombing.
Brigadier General James Martin, commander of the 16th Air Assault Brigade, stated that the reaction to the attack near Kabul Airport was “one of the best things I have ever seen.”
His troops helped injured Afghan civilians and supported their American counterparts.
He added that this includes providing a safe border so that the US military can transport the wounded and victims in a safe manner “with dignity.”
Last week, at least 169 Afghans, 13 American soldiers, two British nationals and the children of a British national were killed in an explosion carried out by ISIS-K, the Afghan branch of the Islamic State terrorist organization.
Brigadier General Martin delivered a speech after participating in Operation Pitting, which helped evacuate more than 15,000 people since mid-August.
When talking about the bombing, he told reporters: “The way I witnessed our soldiers react to that incident is one of the best things I have ever seen.
“They rushed to the explosion site, they provided immediate medical assistance and support to injured Afghan civilians, they provided explosives disposal support to the Americans, and they provided a safe boundary so that the Americans could evacuate the wounded with dignity. And the victims. Under a safety barrier.”
In an interview with Sky News, he also said: “This is a massacre, this is a massacre. When this level of explosion and shrapnel combination is detonated, there is only one result. This is the massacre.”
Speaking of Britain’s 20-year deployment in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Martin also told reporters: “I think it’s fair to say that none of us want to see the current situation in Afghanistan.
“But I will observe some things.
“In those 20 years, there was not a single terrorist attack in Afghanistan, and in the end this is the reason why the coalition got there in the first place.
“During that time, I think I was right to say that about 6.3 million women were educated, and this legacy will continue to exist-you can’t help but educate these women.
“I think my last observation will be a question of my own. What was the price of 20 years of freedom for people living in Afghanistan during that time?”
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times