Afghanistan, US drone kills ISIS-K terrorist who organized the Kabul attack
US President Joe Biden promised revenge during the press conference following the attack on the Kabul airport that killed at least 200 people, including 13 US marines. Less than 24 hours later, the United States announced to have killed with an armed drone on Afghan territory one of the minds of the Islamic State in the Khorasan Province, the Afghan arm of the organization, behind the planning of the massacre at the airport in the capital.
Now, however, just three days after the final evacuation of Western personnel and military personnel, the alert is at maximum levels for fear of retaliation by the fundamentalist group. CNN explains that there are also fears for operations in US territory, citing a meeting between the leaders of Homeland Security (Dhs) and the heads of American federal justice.
In particular, “three main threats” are being traced, including the infiltration of ISIS or al-Qaeda cells in the evacuation process: “A thorough screening of whoever enters is underway,” the chief said in the meeting with the DHS intelligence John Cohen. The handover, however, does not stop: just in the morning, the American military are leaving the Taliban to control the airport gates: now the first security strip of the airport in the capital is entrusted to the militias of Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada.
The Pentagon firstly reported the operation. At the same time, American media explain that the terrorist hit by the US reaction was one of the attack’s masterminds but did not take part personally. Moreover, initial indications say the drone attack did not result in civilian casualties. The US conducted the drone attack after the approval of President Joe Biden and authorization by the Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin.
The man was also organizing, together with other members of the terrorist group, “future attacks” against Western civilians and the military. It is precisely the escalation of violence, a back and forth to the sound of attacks, is what the US administration wants to avoid, three days after the final evacuation of all foreign personnel and Afghan collaborators. For this reason, the American embassy in Kabul has now again urged Americans to stay far from the airport. Citizens stationing at some of the airport entrances must leave immediately because of security threats.
Meanwhile, the Taliban leaders have invited all Ministry of Public Health employees to stop working after they had been forced to stay at home for “security reasons.” However, the Ministry of Health female employees is informed that they can regularly resume their work in the provinces and the capital. The Islamic Emirate has no problems with continuing work”, reads the statement released by spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.