The United States has put together a profile of the suicide bomber responsible for the deaths of 13 US troops in Kabul in August.
The attack that also killed 200 Afghans was carried out by Abdul Rahman Al-Logari, according to the New York Times.
Al-Logari was a one-time engineering student and had been freed from a high security prison by the Taliban.
As the Taliban took over Afghanistan, they emptied jails holding their own prisoners and Islamic State terrorists opposed to them and the U.S.
Edmund Fitton-Brown, a senior U.N. counterterrorism official, said “It’s hard to explain what the thinking was in letting out people who were a threat to the Taliban”.
Al-Logari has a history of terrorist behavior. In 2017, he was involved in a plot in New Delhi, India, but was caught and transferred to the CIA.
He was placed in a Parwan prison near Bagram Air Base. The base was abandoned and overrun by the Taliban in July.
In late August, the U.S. conducted an evacuation from Hamid Karzai International Airport, which is where Al-Logari attacked over 200 people.
According to the Times report, U.S. intelligence analysts and military officials have focused on learning more about the ISIS-K strike cell following the attack to see if they are plotting any future attacks on the West.