Two dead after US air strike on Islamic State affiliate

The US military said it killed two members of the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate with a drone strike on the group's eastern stronghold. US Major General Hank Taylor said during a Pentagon news conference on Saturday that a retaliatory drone strike ordered by Mr Biden killed two “high-profile” IS militants believed to have been involved in planning or facilitating attacks, not one, as initially reported. “The fact that two of these individuals are no longer walking on the face of the Earth, that’s a good thing,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.

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