The U.S. Has Carried Out A 2nd Strike Against ISIS-K In Afghanistan

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President Biden returns a salute as he and first lady Jill Biden arrive at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Biden embarked on a solemn journey Sunday to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport as their remains return to U.S.

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U.S. Warns Of ‘Specific, Credible Threat’ Near The Kabul Airport

«U.S. military forces conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent ISIS-K threat to [Hamid] Karzai International airport,» said Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command.»

«We are confident we successfully hit the target. Significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material,» according to Urban. «We are assessing the possibilities of civilian casualties, though we have no indications at this time. We remain vigilant for potential future threats.»

What We Know About The 13 U.S. Service Members Killed In The Kabul Attack

On Friday, the U.S. conducted a drone strike in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Pentagon officials said Saturday that «a planner and a facilitator» of ISIS-K were killed in that strike, with one other person injured.

The latest strike comes as President Biden and the first lady traveled Sunday to Dover, Del., where a «dignified transfer» of the remains of the 13 service members killed in Kabul last week will occur. Biden was also scheduled to meet with the families of the service members who were killed.

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