According to the statement of the command responsible for operations in the region, a. The Middle East attack took place in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, near the border with Pakistan.
A US Central Command spokesman, Cpt. William Urban.
As the Voice of America correspondent reported, quoting a Pentagon representative, the killed terrorist belonged to the Islamic State in Khorasan Province and was involved in planning future terrorist attacks.
The drone used in the strike took off from one of the bases in the region outside Afghanistan, to prove President Joe Biden’s repeated argument that the United States does not need a force on site to respond to terrorist threats.
The strike came less than 48 hours after Thursday’s attacks in Kabul, which killed at least 170 Afghans and 13 US soldiers. President Biden announced Thursday that he would retaliate against the jihadists for the attacks in Kabul. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday that Biden wants officials not to live “on the ground.”
The White House said on Friday that another attack in Kabul was “likely”.The US embassy in Kabul sent a message on Friday evening, warning of the possibility of bombing and urging Americans to stay away from the airport. A similar message was issued before Thursday’s bombing.
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