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U.S. drone strike targets Islamic State 'planner' in Afghanistan

by Reuters
Saturday, 28 August 2021 01:38 GMT

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday carried out a drone strike against an Islamic State "planner" in eastern Afghanistan, the military said, a day after an attack outside Kabul's airport killed 13 U.S. troops.

"Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties," a U.S. military statement said. (Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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