A US drone strike took out multiple suicide bombers as part of an “imminent ISIS-K threat” to the Kabul airport Sunday as officials raced against the clock to wrap up evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, US officials said.
The strike successfully knocked out a vehicle packed with a “substantial amount of explosive material,” Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for the US Central Command, said in a statement.
“U.S. military forces conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamad Karzai International airport,” Urban said. “We are confident we successfully hit the target.”
“Significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material,” he added. (Read more from “U.S. Airstrike Takes Out ‘Imminent ISIS-K Threat’ Targeting Kabul Airport” HERE)
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