U.S. drone strike kills ISIS-K 'planner' in response to Afghan airport attack

U.S. drone strike kills ISIS-K 'planner' in response to Afghan airport attack



A US drone strike carried out overnight, Saturday August 28, has killed an Islamic State "planner", two days after the group claimed a deadly bombing outside Kabul airport.


Among the 92 killed in Thursday's suicide blast, claimed by Afghanistan's Islamic State affiliate, were 13 U.S. service members, the most lethal incident for U.S. troops in Afghanistan in a decade.


According to the Pentagon, there were no civilian casualties from the strike and US forces were prepared for more attacks from ISIS even as they continue to airlift people out of the war torn Taliban controlled Afghanistan.



"Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties," the U.S. military said in a statement, referring to the overnight drone strike.Latest Post
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