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US airstrike targets ISIS-K, kill the planner of Kabul airport

A damaged vehicle seen outside a house in Qala-e-Naghrak 7th district where the US military purported conducted airstrikes on Saturday. (Photo: Twitter/@Asvakanews)

The US has carried out a drone strike on the base of the ISIS-K group in Afghanistan. This attack has been done in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, which is adjacent to the Pakistani border and is considered an ISIS stronghold.

The US military claimed that an ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) member, believed to be a planner of future attacks in the country, was killed in the airstrikes.

According to the news agency Reuters, a US drone took off from an undisclosed location in the Middle East last night and targeted an ISIS-K terrorist when he was in a car with his other ally, both of whom were killed in the American attack.

On Thursday, ISIS-K had a fedayeen attack on Kabul airport, in which 170 people including 13 American soldiers, were killed. After which American President had warned that the Kabul attack would be avenged and the terrorists would be found and killed. Within 36 hours of this, the US conducted a drone strike on ISIS-K targets last night.

The US has asked its citizens to withdraw from Abbey gate, East gate, North gate or the New Ministry of Interior gate of Kabul airport immediately because ISIS could attack there again.

The White House said the next few days are likely to be the most dangerous of the ongoing US evacuation operation. In the past two weeks, the US has taken about 111,000 people out of Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

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