Statement

Statement | Aug. 29, 2021

U.S. Central Command statement on defensive strike in Kabul

By U.S. Central Command Public Affairs U.S. Central Command Communication Integration

U.S. military forces conducted a self-defense unmanned over-the-horizon airstrike today on a vehicle in Kabul, eliminating an imminent ISIS-K threat to Hamad Karzai International airport.

We are confident we successfully hit the target. Significant secondary explosions from the vehicle indicated the presence of a substantial amount of explosive material.

We are assessing the possibilities of civilian casualties, though we have no indications at this time. We remain vigilant for potential future threats.

- Capt. Bill Urban, USN, U.S. Central Command Spokesman