The U.S. conducted an airstrike against an ISIS-K vehicle laden with explosives near the airport in Kabul on Sunday, U.S. defense officials said, the second such strike against the militant group since a deadly attack against U.S. forces last week.
Captain Bill Urban, a Central Command spokesman, said in a statement that the strike was carried out by a drone and eliminated “an imminent ISIS-K threat” to Hamid Karzai International Airport. Urban said the U.S. is confident the strike hit the target, and initial reports indicated there were no civilian casualties.
An Afghan official contradicted this and told the Associated Press that three children were killed in the strike. Later on Sunday, Urban said that Central Command was aware of the reports that civilians were killed, and that they are “still assessing the results of this strike.” US officials didn’t immediately comment when news of civilian casualties emerged.
The drone attack drew criticism from the Taliban, who told CNN that it violated Afghan sovereignty. Taliban spokesman Bilal Kareemi said the US was “not right to conduct operations on other’s soil,” the news network said. “Whenever the US conducts such operations, we condemn them,” Kareemi said.
ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK POST
Latest posts by Paul Murdoch (see all)
- Over 100 climate change activists arrested during protest at Interior Department building - October 17, 2021
- Sheriff confirms aspects of Daily Wire’s investigation into Loudon County Public Schools - October 17, 2021
- President Biden’s admin released over 160,000 migrants into US since March, documents show - October 17, 2021