The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

US carries out air strike on vehicle linked to IS group near Kabul airport

American forces launched a military strike in Kabul on Sunday targeting a suspected suicide car bomber that was aiming to attack the airport, a US official said.

“US military forces conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent IS-K threat” to Hamid Karzai International airport, said Bill Urban, a spokesman for the US Central Command.

“Significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material,” he said, adding that there were “no indications at this time” of civilian casualties.

The Islamic State group-Khorasan (IS-K) is the enemy of both the West and the Taliban, and was responsible for a suicide bomb attack outside the airport gates on Thursday.

The attack by IS-K, a branch of the Islamic State (IS) group, killed at least 90 Afghans and 13 American troops as a huge evacuation operation was underway following the Taliban’s seizure of Kabul on August 15.

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.