US Drone Strike Kills Suspected ISIS Suicide Bombers

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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