Afghan National Army Commandos stand in formation waiting to be greeted by Afghan Minister of Defense Asadullah Khalid and Resolute Support Commander Gen. Scott Miller in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28, 2020. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Jeffery J. Harris)

ISIS Fighters Who Attacked Bagram Killed in Raids, Afghan Forces Say

Five members of an Islamic State terror cell that attacked the largest American base in Afghanistan earlier this year were killed in a series of operations by Afghan commandos in and around Kabul, Afghan officials said Wednesday.

The terror cell, which was blamed for two rocket attacks on Bagram Airfield in recent months and for firing rockets at President Ashraf Ghani’s inauguration in March, was eliminated and its leader captured in three raids in northern Kabul and a district just outside the capital, said the country’s main intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security.

A video released by the NDS shows the bodies of men said to be members of the cell. The operations were conducted Tuesday evening, an official said in the video.

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