The United States is offering up to $10 million for information on the whereabouts of the leader of the Afghan-Pakistani branch of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. The same amount is ready for tips that led to the arrest of the people behind the bloody attack at the airport in the Afghan capital Kabul in August that killed 13 American servicemen.
As the local branch is called, IS-Khorasan carried out the attack in Kabul while the Americans were withdrawing from Afghanistan. Dozens of fighters from the Taliban, the Islamist movement that has taken power, were also killed.
More than 100 people were killed and more than 140 injured in the attack by IS-K, which, according to the UN Security Council, has been led by Sanaullah Ghafari since June 2020.
This man, allegedly an Iraqi by a different name, is said to have ordered and financed numerous IS operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hundreds of people lost their lives as a result. The Security Council imposed sanctions against Ghafari in December.