Afghanistan foils ISIS plan to assassinate the top US envoy to Kabul

The United States Charge d’Affaires in Kabul, Ross Wilson, was the target of the prepared attack on Monday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) stated in a declaration launched on Tuesday.

All 4 ISIS members, who were likewise preparing to assassinate other Afghan senior authorities, have actually been jailed in an NDS unique military operation in Kama district of Nangarhar province, consisting of the cell mastermind Abdul Wahid.

The declaration did not supply information on how the 4 ISIS members were preparing to perform the assassination.

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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 representative informed CNN Wednesday. “The safety and security of US personnel overseas is our highest priority.”

Wilson has actually worked as the leading United States envoy in Kabul considering that last 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 stated in a post to Twitter on Wednesday.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.