September 22, 2021

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U.S. forces say US drone strike kills Islamic State member in Afghanistan

U.S. forces say US drone strike kills Islamic State member in Afghanistan

debt, Reuters

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American soldiers at Kabul airport; The Islamic State carried out the attack there on Thursday

The United States launched a drone strike Friday night (8/27 GMT) against an Islamic State target in eastern Afghanistan, killing one member of the group, according to U.S. forces.

In a statement, 170 people, including 13 U.S. soldiers, were killed in an attack targeting a planned attack on Kabul airport on Thursday in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing of an airport in the Afghan capital.

“Preliminary evidence shows that we killed the target,” said U.S. forces, who said there was no immediate report of civilian casualties.

The target is a member of the ISIS-Q group, which represents the Islamic State of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Afghanistan, this is a very violent and radical group Jihadist (This promotes what the Muslim so-called “holy war”).