The missile struck an ISIS fighter while he was in his car with another Islamic state associate in Nangahar province, eastern Afghanistan (pictured: the aftermath of
Thursday’s terror attack, top; a U.S. reaper drone, bottom left; and a map of where it struck, right).
US officials said the strike was approved by President Joe Biden. The retaliation came less than 48 hours after a suicide bombing claimed by the group killed 13 U.S. soldiers.
The U.S. Navy spokesman William Urban confirmed the military ‘conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner … Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties.’