U.S. military denies ISIS claim to have assassinated commander in Kabul

U.S. military denies ISIS claim to have assassinated commander in Kabul
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[Ed. – Reported in the headlines earlier, but the Pentagon says it’s false.]

The US military has has branded claims by ISIS that they assassinated an American commander in Afghanistan as false.

The terror group released a statement on the Amaq news agency saying that they had killed the US commander and two Afghan army colonels using a ‘sticky bomb’.

The militants claimed it happened outside the US embassy in the Afghan capital in Masoud Square.

However, a Pentagon spokesman at the U.S. Department of Defense told MailOnline: ‘The claims are false.’

It comes as an Afghan official confirmed that at least two people were wounded in a bombing that targeted the Afghan military in the capital, Kabul.

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