The Afghan government further called the attack a “repetition” of the failed experiences of the last 20 years.
In an official statement, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) spokesperson said, “On August 1, 2022, an air strike was carried out on a residential house in the Shirpur area of Kabul city. At the outset, the nature of the incident was not revealed.”
“The security and intelligence agencies of the Islamic Emirate investigated the incident and found in their preliminary investigations that the attack was carried out by American drones,” it added.
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The Taliban-led IEA stated that it strongly condemns this attack on any cause and calls it a clear violation of international principles and the Doha agreement.
“Such actions are a repetition of the failed experiences of the past 20 years and are against the interests of the USA, Afghanistan and the region. Repeating such action will damage the existing opportunities,” read the statement.
It was the first known over-the-horizon strike by the United States on an Al-Qaeda target in Afghanistan since American forces withdrew from the country on August 31, 2021.
Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who grew up in a comfortable Cairo household before turning to violent radicalism, had been on the run for 20 years since the 9/11 attacks.