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US military forces have conducted a special operation in the Afghan province of Nangahar in eastern Afghanistan to eliminate an Islamic State terrorist attack planner, the US military said on Friday.

The strike comes a day after an explosion killed more than 170 people, including 13 US soldiers, outside Kabul airport.

The U.S. Central Command said an Daesh attack planner was killed in the strike.

“US military forces today conducted a looming counterterrorism operation against an ISIS-K planner,” US Central Command spokesman William Urban said in the statement.

“The unmanned airstrike took place in Nangahar province in Afghanistan,” he continued. “The first indications are that we have killed the target. We do not know of any civilian casualties.”

As a reminder, on August 26, two explosions rocked an area near Kabul airport, where Western countries are evacuating foreign citizens. The terrorist attack was organized by terrorists from the Islamic State. US soldiers are expected to leave Kabul airport by August 31.

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