The United States used a drone to attack a car in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the US media reported a statement from the US Central Command (CENTCOM). The attack, according to the command, was directed against the militants of Vilayat Khorasan (an offshoot of the Islamic State, a recognized terrorist organization and banned in the Russian Federation), who were transporting explosives and threatening the city airport. Local media reported that the missile attack killed six people, including four children.
“US military personnel in self-defense launched a long-range unmanned airstrike on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an impending threat from the Vilayat Khorasan International Airport. Hamid Karzai in Kabul, ”CENTCOM said in a statement. The agency noted that the target was successfully hit, the airstrike provoked “significant secondary explosions”, indicating a significant amount of explosives in the car. According to the command, they have no data on the death of civilians.
Earlier, the US Embassy urged its citizens at the gates of Kabul airport to leave the city because of the security threat.
The incident happened three days after several explosions thundered in the area of the city airport. The attack killed about 200 people, including 13 US military personnel. The Vilayat Khorasan militants claimed responsibility.