Reward offered for information on ISIS leader Sanaullah Ghafari and Kabul airport attack

The US State Department’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, offers a reward of up to $10 million each for information that identifies or locates the head of the Islamic State Sanaullah Ghafari, also known as Shahab. al-Muhajir, and for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of those responsible for the August 26, 2021 terrorist attack at Kabul airport.

In June 2020, Sanaullah Ghafari was appointed by ISIS core to lead ISIS-K. Ghafari is responsible for approving all ISIS-K operations throughout Afghanistan and arranging funding to conduct the operations. On November 22, 2021, the Department of State designated Ghafari as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (EO) 13224, as amended.

On August 26, 2021, terrorists launched a suicide bombing attack on the airport as the United States and other governments conducted a large-scale evacuation of its citizens and vulnerable Afghans from the country. At least 185 people were killed in the attack, including 13 US servicemen supporting evacuation operations. More than 150 people, including 18 American soldiers, were injured. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

On September 29, 2015, the US government designated ISIS-K as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), and on January 14, 2016, the Department of State designated it as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

More information about this reward offer can be found on the Rewards for Justice website at We encourage anyone with information about past or anticipated attacks on U.S. persons or property in Afghanistan to text Rewards for Justice via Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp to +1-202-702-7843. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid out more than $200 million to more than 100 people around the world who have provided actionable information that has helped prevent terrorism, bring terrorist leaders to justice, and solve crimes. threats to the national security of the United States.

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