The New York Times reports:
The United States carried out a military strike in Kabul against a “credible” threat, two U.S. officials said, hours after President Biden warned that the U.S. military’s retaliatory strike Friday against the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate would not be the last. A drone strike, in Nangarhar Province Friday near the Pakistan border, killed two members of the group, the Pentagon said.
On Sunday, video on social media showed smoke rising from a building in Kabul and people trying to douse it with water. An Afghan official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the explosion appeared to have been caused by a rocket that hit a home. It wasn’t immediately clear if the home that was hit was the target of the U.S. strike. Earlier Sunday, the United States Embassy in the Afghan capital said there was a “specific, credible threat” to the airport area.
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The U.S. carried out a military strike in Kabul against a “credible” threat, two U.S. officials said, hours after President Biden warned that the military’s retaliatory strike Friday against the Islamic State’s Afghan affiliate would not be the last. https://t.co/JU9XzY6tmy
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ICYMI: The Pentagon says 2 high-profile ISIS targets were killed and one was wounded in a retaliation drone strike carried out by U.S. forces following Thursday’s bombing at Kabul’s main airport https://t.co/tcHgw7PYRJ pic.twitter.com/DIhDbvdXYR
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NEW: US carried out drone strike against ISIS-K target in Kabul. Target: vehicle filled with explosives. “Significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material,” US military official says. No civilian casualties.
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) August 29, 2021
— CTV News (@CTVNews) August 29, 2021