US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan

(VOVWORLD) - The US has struck back against ISIS-K, which claimed responsibility for Thursday's devastating attack at the Kabul airport.

US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan - ảnh 1A Taliban fighter stands guard August 27, 2021, at the site of the bombing that killed scores of people near the airport in Kabul. (Photo: AFP)

The airstrike was launched from beyond Afghanistan less than 48 hours after the Kabul attack that killed 13 Americans and scores of Afghans with just days left in a final US withdrawal after 20 years of war.

US Central Command said it believes its strike killed no civilians.

The White House told reporters that President Biden's national security team advised him Friday that another attack in Kabul is likely.

Central Command said the drone strike was conducted in Nangahar province against an IS member believed to be involved in planning attacks on US forces in Kabul.

It wasn’t clear if the targeted individual was involved directly in the Thursday suicide blast outside the gates of the Kabul airport, where crowds of Afghans were desperately trying to get in as part of the ongoing evacuation.