The ISIS-K suicide bomber who killed 13 U.S. service members and dozens of Afghans in an August terrorist attack at Kabul International Airport was released from the Parwan prison at Bagram Air Base less than two weeks early, according to three U.S. officials who spoke with CNN.

Hours before the Taliban captured Kabul, the group took control of the prison and released all the approximately 7,000 people incarcerated there, including Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri, the suicide bomber.

The information was confirmed by two American officials, as well as GOP Rep. Ken Calvert, who serves as the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense. Calvert said he was briefed by national security officials on the identity of the suicide bomber and his release from Bagram prison.

In a statement, Calvert said the “disastrous” handling of the withdrawal “led to a series of events that culminated with the tragic loss of life on August 26th outside of the Kabul airport. Thirteen Americans, including one of my constituents, were killed because of the poor judgement and execution of our troop withdrawal.”... Read More: Newsmax