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US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan

US forces launched a drone strike in opposition to a member of the terror group ISIS-K who is suspected of preparing Thursday’s lethal suicide bomb assault at Kabul’s international airport, the Pentagon claimed late Friday. 

In a statement, US Central Command mentioned the procedure took position in Nangahar Province, positioned just east of the funds city. Navy Capt. William City explained “initial indications” were that the concentrate on of the procedure had been killed. 

The strike took location a small far more than 24 hours after President Biden vowed to “not forgive” and “not forget” these liable for the attack that killed at minimum 182 persons — like 13 US service members. 

“We will hunt you down and make you pay out,” Biden mentioned in remarks from the White Household Thursday night. “I will defend our interests and our people with each individual evaluate at my command.”

Before Friday, Pentagon officials advised reporters that they have been completely ready to carry out any retaliatory procedure purchased by the president, with Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff members telling reporters that “we have selections there appropriate now.”

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