Authors: SAYED ZIARMAL HASHEMI. LOLITA C. BALDOR. KATHY GANNON. ELLEN KNICKMEYER.
Kabul, Afghanistan (Associated Press).-U.S. troops in Afghanistan were under extreme security conditions during the last days of the U.S.-led Afghan evacuation mission. They faced the threat from another attack and had to work under tight security. According to US officials, they killed an extremist. The United States believes that this should be the responsibility of the terrorist group.
According to the U.S. Central Command, an American drone attacked eastern Afghanistan on Saturday morning, killing one member of the Islamic State affiliate. President Joe Biden has been responsible for Thursday’s suicide bombing of this branch of extremist organization, which is an enemy of the West and the Afghan Taliban and is known for particularly deadly attacks.
The suicide bombing that killed 169 Afghans on Thursday led to an increase in the death toll. Authorities will continue to inspect the remains of the victims and the 13 American soldiers to determine if the number is higher.
According to the U.S. Central Command, officials believed that militants were involved in Saturday’s drone strike in Kabul. There have been no other casualties.
As the United States retaliates, the White House and the Pentagon have repeatedly issued severe warnings that there may be more extremist attacks against the U.S. military before President Joe Biden’s deadline for airlifts and withdrawal of American personnel is coming to an end on Tuesday.
Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, stated that the next few weeks “will be most dangerous period of our evacuation process so far” just hours after the United States issued a security alert at four airport gates.
Thursday’s bombing was the deadliest attack the country has ever seen. According to the United States, this was the deadliest day for US troops in Afghanistan since 2011.
Prayers were held in Kabul on Friday and plane takeoffs were heard in Kabul. Even though the bombing killed many, the panicked crowd who gathered at the airport to escape Taliban rule appeared to be the same.
All over the globe, new Afghan evacuees arrived from the United States, Albania and Belgium. Many were carrying babies and other personal items. Afghan families looked for relatives in the ashes left on the sidewalk by the hospital on Friday in Kabul. For identification purposes, the corpses were left on the sidewalk. These corpses were killed in the bombing and died while being transported by a US-operated aircraft.
Afghans, American citizens, and other foreigners are well aware that the window for leaving by airlift is closing.
Jamshad took his family, including three of his children, to the airport on Friday. He carried an invitation letter with him and went to a Western country he didn’t want to be named.
“After the explosion, it was a decision to give it another go. Jamshad, who like many Afghans uses one name, said that he was concerned about additional attacks and therefore must leave.