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US drone strike targets ISIS-K planner

A US drone strike has allegedly killed an ISIS-K planner two days after the terrorist group claimed responsibility for two deadly explosions at Kabul airport.

With 13 US troops killed in the explosions, it was the most lethal incident for US troops in Afghanistan in a decade.

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The US military made a statement following the drone strike; “Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties,”.

It was not made clear whether the target killed in the strike was the planner of the airport attack.

Several explosions were heard by residents of the Nangarhar capital of Jalalabad city at around midnight last night, however, it’s not clear if these explosions were related to the drone strike.

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As the US military braces for further attacks, the White House stated that the next few days will be the most dangerous of the US evacuation operation, which has taken approximately 110,000 people out of Afghanistan in the past two weeks, according to the Pentagon.

One resident of Jalalabad stated that three people were killed following the airstrike while four people were injured, with women and children being amongst the victims.

According to a senior Taliban commander, some ISIS-K fighters have been arrested in relation to the Kabul attack and are currently being interrogated.

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