US carries out airstrike in Kabul, hits ISIS-K suicide bomber
America carried out a military strike on Sunday targeting suspected ISIS-K terrorists in Afghanistan’s Kabul. The drone strike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to attack the airport amid the US military’s evacuation efforts there, reported AP. ISIS-K had claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 13 US troops.
19 civilians killed by suspected militants in Congo
At least 19 people were killed during an attack on a village by suspected Islamist militants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local authorities said. The attackers looted houses and started fires in Kasanzi-Kithovo overnight between Friday and Saturday, they said. The authorities blamed the attack on Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a group linked to Islamic State.
30 killed, 65 others injured in strikes by rebels on base in Yemen
At least 30 soldiers were killed and around 65 others were injured in drone and missile strikes carried out by Houthi rebels on Yemen’s Al-Anad airbase on Sunday, a military spokesman said. The death toll is expected to rise further as rescuers are still clearing the area, the spokesman added. It’s one of the deadliest attacks in Yemen’s civil war.
North Korea appears to have restarted nuclear reactor: UN agency
North Korea appears to have resumed operation of its plutonium-producing reactor at Yongbyon, the UN atomic agency said. The Yongbyon reactor appeared to have been inactive from December 2018 until the beginning of July 2021, the report by the agency noted. Commercial satellite imagery shows water discharge, supporting the conclusion that the reactor is running again, an official said.
240-kmph winds from Hurricane Ida force Mississippi river to flow in reverse
Storm surge and winds of over 240 kmph from Hurricane Ida stopped the flow of the Mississippi river and caused it to flow in reverse near US’ New Orleans. US Geological Survey said that such phenomenon is “extremely uncommon”. Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Sunday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane.