The seven people who were killed have not been identified, but Riordan said airstrikes like this will damage the terror group as it tries to attack Americans and American allies across the world.
On Monday, Afghan officials said they killed a top Al Qaeda propagandist who is on the FBI’s most wanted list.
Husam Abd al-Rauf was reportedly killed during a military operation in the eastern part of Afghanistan as the United States attempted to withdraw from the country after years of military presence in the region.
Details of the operation and al-Rauf’s death remain obscure Monday evening.
Al-Qaida did not immediately acknowledge his death after Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security Intelligence announced the murder in a Twitter post.