Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

US Drone Strike Kills ISIS-K Planner in Afghanistan: CENTCOM

By Mimi Nguyen Ly Epoch Times

The U.S. military carried out a counterterrorism drone strike against a member of the ISIS-K terrorist group in Afghanistan early on Aug. 28 local time, according to U.S. Central Command.

In a statement, CENTCOM spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said that the U.S. military forces “conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner.”

“Initial indications are that we killed the target,” he said. “We know of no civilian casualties.”

The strike involved an unmanned aerial vehicle in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province, he added.

ISIS-K is an affiliate of the ISIS terrorist group. It claimed responsibility for an attack that took place on Aug. 26 outside the gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, bragging that a suicide bomber had managed to “penetrate all the security fortifications” put in place by U.S. forces and the Taliban.

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