It is revenge for a suicide attack at an airport in the capital Kabul.
Aug 28, 2021 at 6:12 am TASR
WASHINGTON. The United States military attacked the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in Afghanistan on Saturday.
It is revenge for a deadly suicide attack on Thursday at an airport in the capital, Kabul. The AP and AFP agencies informed about it, referring to the US Department of Defense (Pentagon).
The US military has carried out a drone attack on the “planner” of the IS branch operating in Afghanistan, known as IS-K or ISIS-K, which has admitted to attacking Kabul airport.
“The unmanned attack took place in Nangarhar province. Initial signals indicate that we have killed the target,” US Army Central Command spokesman Bill Urban said in a statement. He added that no civilian casualties were reported.
Data on the exact number of victims vary
It was not clear whether the killed IS member was specifically involved in planning Thursday’s bombing, the AP noted.
According to the BBC, he claimed at least 90 victims and 150 injured. However, data on the exact number of victims vary. However, al-Jazeera Station writes of at least 110 victims. The American station CBS reported at least 170 killed.
The Afghan Taliban movement said at least 28 of its members had died in the attack. The attacks also killed 13 American soldiers and injured 18 others.
Although the original reports spoke of two bombings, according to the Pentagon’s statement on Friday, there was only one explosion carried out in front of the airport gate by a suicide bomber.
Revenge of the USA
US President Joe Biden on Thursday, he announced that he had ordered military commanders to draw up operational plans for attacks on IS lines, assets and equipment.
“Those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone else who wishes to harm America, know: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will persecute you and force you to pay,” he promised.
At the same time, the United States has once again called on its citizens to leave the airport gates “immediately” because there is still a serious danger.