US airstrike to disrupt imminent ISIS-K threat claims 10 lives in Kabul
Kabul: At least 10 people, including children, were killed in a US airstrike on a vehicle in Kabul on Sunday, according to reports from Afghanistan.
Afghan media TOLOnews quoting local witnessed, reported that at least 10 people, including children, were killed in a US airstrike. US officials said they had targeted a car carrying Daesh suicide bombers.
US Central Command (CENTCOM) stated that they were aware of reports of civilian casualties following our strike on a vehicle in Kabul.
Capt Bill Urban, US Central Command Spokesman, said, " We are still assessing the results of this strike, which we know disrupted an imminent ISIS-K threat to the airport. We know that there were substantial and powerful subsequent explosions resulting from the destruction of the vehicle, indicating a large amount of explosive material inside that may have caused additional casualties."
However, US forces are unclear of what might have happened and further investigating the matter.
This the second airstrike by US forces after US President Joe Biden vowed to hunt down Kabul blasts attackers. The US military forces conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation against an ISIS-K planner in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan.
In deadly twin blasts a week after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, at least 110 people, including 12 US service members, were killed outside Kabul airport. As per reports, Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) claimed responsibility for the deadly double attack on the group’s Telegram account.