ISIS Claims It Killed A U.S. Military Commander In Kabul

Afghan personnel investigate at the site of a bomb blast near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail  - RTX2KVYH
Afghan personnel investigate at the site of a bomb blast near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail – RTX2KVYH

The ISIS-linked Amaq News Agency claims the jihadist group has assassinated an “American military commander” and two other Afghan officers by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Kabul.

Earlier today, the Associated Press reported that at least two people, among them an army officer, were wounded by an IED that targeted the Afghan military at a main square in the Afghan capital near the U.S. Embassy and the country’s Supreme Court, quoting an Afghan official.

In an official statement released by ISIS in Khurasan province, the jihadist group claimed their fighters placed an explosive device on a vehicle that carried a U.S military commander and two Aghan army officers, and that all three were killed. According to ISIS’ statement, “the Crusaders and their apostate allies should know that our war with them is not negotiable, and they should expect fiercer and deadlier days.”  READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

SOURCES: NewsNow/www.Vocativ.com online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.