The Islamic State’s “news service,” Amaq, claims that a U.S. military commander in Afghanistan has been assassinated with an explosive device, along with two Afghan officers.
Amaq’s statement was also noted by the SITE Intelligence Group:
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) August 15, 2016
At the time of this writing, there has been no corroboration from any source for Amaq’s claim.
ISIS claimed responsibility for a massive bombing in Kabul three weeks ago, which claimed over 80 victims.
Update, 10:45 AM EST: A spokesman for the NATO-US mission in Afghanistan has debunked the Islamic State’s claim of assassinating a U.S. military commander.
“That claim is false,” said Adam Stump, a civilian spokesman at the Pentagon.
“No Resolute Support people, U.S. or otherwise, hurt in today’s IED attack in Kabul, which targeted an Afghan army vehicle. Several ANA members were wounded only,” Col. Michael Lawhorn, Resolute Support Director of Public Affairs, told Breitbart News.