. What We Know About ISIS-K, The Group Behind The Kabul Attacks « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – The group known as ISIS-K had long planned attacks on American personnel and others. That’s one reason why President Biden said he wanted to limit the duration of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. On Thursday, this regional affiliate of the Islamic State struck at the heart of Kabul, setting off an explosion outside Hamid Karzai International Airport and another at the nearby Baron Hotel. The attacks killed dozens of Afghan civilians and at least 13 U.S. service members. The Islamic State Khorasan formed in late 2014 and operates as an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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