The ISIS terrorist responsible for the bombing of Kabul Airport was a prisoner released by the Taliban: Report

ISIS-K terrorists who launched a suicide bombing outside Kabul Airport in Afghanistan in August were reportedly released from prison a few days before the Taliban hijacked Kabul, according to U.S. top officials.

“U.S. national security officials have announced that the Kabul bomber on August 26 was previously detained in Bagram prison and released with thousands of other people days before the deadly attack. I have confirmed to me that I am a K-terrorist. “Representative Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) statement..

“The tragic response to President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan led to a series of events that led to a tragic loss of life outside Kabul Airport on August 26,” he continued. “13 Americans, including one of my members, were killed due to inadequate judgment and execution of our troop withdrawal.”

Culvert, a senior member of the House Expenditure Committee, Told Fox News Last week he received information from sources that the ISIS-K suicide bomber was one of 7,000 prisoners in Bagram prison released by a Taliban terrorist group last month.

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Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.) Talks about a Republican in California listening at a news conference on December 11, 2015 in Capitol Hill, Washington. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)

The Kabul bomber has been identified as Abdul Lehmann, a known member of the ISIS-K terrorist group. He has been imprisoned in Afghanistan for the past four years after being arrested in New Delhi, India. Confirmed by Firstpost, An Indian-based English news agency, also first reported on Lehman’s release.

Lehmann was reportedly handed over from the Research and Analysis Wing to the US Central Intelligence Agency in September 2017 after being arrested in New Delhi.

“The chaotic withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan has led to the liberation of hundreds of highly capable and highly devoted terrorists to rejoin Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups.” The intelligence officer told the network. “Literally, the decade’s work on counterterrorism was canceled because the United States failed to secure key prisoners in Bagram,” officials added.

Culvert accused the Biden administration of the release of prisoners and questioned, “Why were these prisoners transferred to another location and not secured?”

“The person responsible for these serious mistakes not only endangered our brave military personnel, but now, with the approval of our army itself, puts Americans at greater risk than before,” he said. Said.

Sources of information on counterterrorism in the region Told to CNN In mid-August, the Taliban emptied Bagram’s prison, and another prison near Kabul contained hundreds of members of ISIS-K and thousands of other prisoners. The Taliban reportedly released not only their own members in prison, but also members of the ISIS-K that day.

Just about a week later, Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport killed 13 U.S. military personnel, including 11 Marines, 1 soldier, and 1 sailor, along with more than 100 Afghans. I was hit by a terrorist attack.

The terrorist group ISIS-K argued responsible for the attack, boasting of the suicide bombers “managing all security fortresses” set up by the US military and the Taliban.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby also confirmed in August that thousands of ISIS-K terrorist members had escaped from prisons in Afghanistan when the country’s government collapsed and the Taliban took over. ..

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby spoke at a news briefing on August 16, 2021 in the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. (AlexWong / Getty Images)

Culvert told Fox News that he had “many questions” he was trying to reach and would continue to investigate the issue. He also states that he believes the information received is “trustworthy” because he is part of a “funding the CIA, NSA, NRO, US Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and the entire enterprise” committee. rice field.

“We need to know who they are, and where will the other 6,999 prisoners be released?” Culvert said. “These prisoners came from many different places, not just from Afghanistan. God knows where they are now.”

“You have thousands of these terrorists running around,” he continued, adding that the release of prisoners from Bagram “canceled decades of US counterterrorism efforts.”

“It’s a threat and can be a big threat,” he said. “It’s a good idea to come out and tell the truth.”

from NTD News

Lorenz Duchamps