The US Charge d’Affaires in Kabul, Ross Wilson, was the goal of the deliberate assault on Monday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) mentioned in a press release launched on Tuesday.
All 4 ISIS members, who had been additionally planning to assassinate different Afghan senior officers, have been arrested in an NDS particular navy operation in Kama district of Nangarhar province, together with the cell mastermind Abdul Wahid.
The assertion didn’t present particulars on how the 4 ISIS members had been planning to conduct the assassination.
The State Department is “aware of deeply troubling reports that members of ISIS-K were plotting to assassinate U.S. Charge d’Affaires Ambassador Ross Wilson,” a State Department spokesperson advised CNN Wednesday. “The safety and security of US personnel overseas is our highest priority.”
Wilson has served as the top US envoy in Kabul since final January.
“The United States is committed to bringing about an end to conflict in Afghanistan through a political settlement that ensures this country remains sovereign, unified & democratic, is at peace with itself and its neighbors & can preserve gains made over the last 19 years,” Wilson mentioned in a submit to Twitter on Wednesday.