The drone strike took place in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
LThe Pentagon announced on Saturday that a US drone strike in Afghanistan had killed “two key targets” of the Islamic State (IS) group, “organizers” and “operators” and wounded one.
“To our knowledge there is no civilian casualty,” said US General Hong Taylor.
“I can confirm that we now have more information that two key ISIS targets were killed and one wounded,” he said during a strike outside Afghanistan on Saturday.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby declined to say whether they were directly involved in Thursday’s bombing near Kabul airport, which killed more than 100 people, including 13 U.S. soldiers.
The attack was claimed by ISIS Coroner (EI-K).
“These are IS-Q organizers and operators, and that is enough,” a spokesman said at a news conference.
The strike was carried out “during a mission”, Kirby said.
No one said, “We got them, we don’t have to worry about ISIS anymore.”
“It is a good thing that these two individuals are not on the surface of the earth,” he continued.
Deportation from Afghanistan continues.
“In fact, about 1,400 people have been flown in and tested at Kabul airport today,” General Taylor said.
A total of 111,900 people have been evacuated in Kabul since August 14, the day before the Taliban seized power, according to the latest US government figures.
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