The Taliban mentioned they captured two members of the Islamic State affiliate chargeable for the suicide bombing outdoors the airport of Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed 13 U.S. service members Thursday.
“They are under investigation,” Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, told the Washington Post. Neither the identities of the individuals nor different particulars about their arrest had been made out there.
The alleged seize is the newest retaliation in opposition to ISIS-Ok, which claimed accountability for Thursday’s explosion in Kabul. Late Friday, the Pentagon announced that the U.S. navy carried out a strike in opposition to a “planner” of the ISIS-Ok terrorist group in Nangahar Province, Afghanistan. Major Gen. Hank Taylor, who’s the deputy director of the Joint Staff For Regional Operations, confirmed Saturday that two “high-profile ISIS targets were killed and one was wounded” within the airstrike.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby added that it was “a good thing for the people of Afghanistan and it’s a good thing for our troops” that the ISIS members had been killed. Officials wouldn’t identify the terrorists who had been killed within the strike, Kirby mentioned, and the Pentagon declined to say whether or not they had been straight concerned within the suicide assault.
Thirteen U.S. service members had been killed within the suicide bombing, whereas one other 18 had been injured. An estimated complete of 170 individuals died within the blast.
American officers vowed to retaliate within the explosion’s fast aftermath, with Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie saying Thursday afternoon that the United States “will go after” the perpetrators.
President Joe Biden individually promised to hunt them down in a speech Thursday night.
“We’re outraged, as well as heartbroken,” Biden mentioned. “To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will hunt you down and make you pay.”
U.S. forces are persevering with to evacuate American residents and others forward of the Biden administration’s Tuesday withdrawal deadline. Approximately 6,800 individuals had been evacuated from Kabul between 3 a.m. EDT on Friday and the identical time the subsequent day, in accordance with the Pentagon.
According to a State Department spokesperson, not less than 5,400 U.S. residents have been evacuated from Afghanistan since Aug. 14 as of Saturday, whereas some 350 are in search of to depart the nation.
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Original Author: Jeremy Beaman
Original Location: Taliban say two ISIS bombing suspects captured