Air Strike: US drone attack eliminates ISKP planner in Afghanistan
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
The United States government said it has eliminated one of the terrorist who masterminded the Kabul suicide attack that killed 13 US security personnel and 162 Afghan civilians during drone attack
“The unmanned air strike occurred in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Initial indications are that we killed the target,” Captain Bill Urban of the US Central Command said in a statement. “We know of no civilian casualties.”
However, the United States forces helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule were on alert on Saturday over possible attacks at Kabul airport.
The United States believes there are still “specific, credible” threats against the airport after the deadly bombings
Thursday’s attack was claimed by an ISIL offshoot in Afghanistan – the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K).