14.3 C
Ireland
Thursday, September 23, 2021

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.

-AD-

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.

-AD-

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.

POPULAR

Garda charged with dangerous driving and drink driving is to contest the charges

A garda who was charged with dangerous driving and drink driving will be contesting the charges

Garth Brooks finally breaks silence on Irish gig rumours

Country and western singer Garth Brooks has broken his silence on Irish gig rumours

Sex and the City star Willie Garson dies aged 57

Actor Willie Garson has died aged 57

Primary school close-contacts won’t have to self isolate from Monday

From next Monday, children in primary school settings and childcare facilities who are identified as a close-contact of a Covid-19 case will...
Ireland
overcast clouds
14.3 ° C
14.7 °
13.5 °
93 %
3.5kmh
100 %
Thu
17 °
Fri
17 °
Sat
21 °
Sun
18 °
Mon
13 °