Joe Biden promised that he would make ISIS “pay” for the massacre at the Kabul airport, which killed 13 US Marines, and the response has come in the form of a drone strike. The US claims to have killed a member of the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), the affiliate of the terrorist group in Afghanistan, which has claimed responsibility for the attack last Thursday at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
The spokesman for the United States Central Command, Bill Urban, has confirmed the attack with drones in the framework of an operation against a planner of the terrorist group in the Afghan province of Nangarhar.
‘The first signs are that we have killed the target. We do not know of civilian victims “, has advanced in a statement collected by the American chain CNN, which reports that an official has claimed that the attack has been authorized by the president of the United States, Joe Biden.
At the moment, Washington has not officially specified if the target was involved in the suicide attack on Thursday that has left at least 170 dead, including 13 US military personnel.
However, a US official has indicated that he was a person suspected of being involved in future attacks, but not linked to the suicide attack on Thursday, reports the US news agency Bloomberg.
The same official has specified that the attack was carried out with a dron Reaper against a vehicle in which the member of the Islamic State of Khorasan was.
After the attack on Thursday, Biden assured in a press conference that he would answer against the perpetrators of the attack. “We will hunt you down and make you pay,” he asserted.
In addition, the Pentagon pointed out this Friday that the United States was prepared for any retaliatory action ordered by the president, while White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki reiterated that the president does not want those responsible for the attack “to continue living in the earth”.
The State Department spokesperson, Ned Price, has also influenced this Friday that Washington would confront groups that represent a “threat” such as the Islamic State and Al Qaeda “using all the appropriate tools” and “wherever they are.”
The United States remains on high alert to the risk of new attacks while the evacuation from the airfield has accelerated. Specifically, the US Embassy in Kabul has issued in recent hours a new alert for “threats to security” at the site and has asked that the vicinity be left “immediately”, as it did prior to Thursday’s attack.
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