US launches drone strike against ISIS in Afghanistan

The U.S. launched a drone strike against an Islamic State target in Afghanistan on Saturday, less than 48 hours after an attack at Kabul airport that killed almost 170 people, including 13 American troops.

According to the Associated Press, U.S. Central Command said the drone strike was against an Islamic State member in Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan, believed to be involved in planning attacks against the U.S., although it was not clear if the target was involved in the planning of the assault on Kabul airport. One person was killed in the drone attack.

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that the perpetrators of the attack would not be able to hide. “We will hunt you down and make you pay,” he said.

The attack on the airport has been claimed by a regional chapter of ISIS — known as Islamic State Khorasan Province or IS-K.



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