ISIS claims to have killed a U.S. military commander

The Islamic State group (ISIS) in Afghanistan has released a statement claiming to have killed a U.S. military official, according to Michael S. Smith II, of Kronos Advisory.

The Islamic State’s Amaq news agency said an ISIS “covert unit” successfully detonated a sticky bomb on a military vehicle carrying a U.S. military official and two Afghan Army colonels in Kabul.

NATO confirmed the attack occurred outside the U.S. embassy in Kabul but said no U.S. military personnel were killed in the attack.

“There is no truth to any claims that a U.S. military commander was killed in today’s Kabul explosion, several ANA members were wounded only,” said NATO.

Faredoon Obiadi, chief of the police’s criminal investigations department, says an army officer is one of two people wounded.

“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,” said Col. Michael Lawhorn, Resolute Support Director of Public Affairs.

The Taliban have also claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the Mirror.

The last reported U.S. death in Afghanistan was Army Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Wilbur, which was reported to be non-combat related, on August 12, 2016.

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