United States President, Joe Biden, promised to search out and destroy the ISIS-Okay terrorists who killed 13 American service personnel and dozens of Afghans in a double suicide assault on Kabul airport.
He made the promise on Thursday, August 26, as he joined United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in vowing to proceed the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan regardless of a “continued” threat of additional bombings by the terrorist group.
The ISIS-Okay, a terrorist group which is an enemy of the Taliban who’re in command of the nation, is an off-shoot of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS).
Last evening, August 26, ISIS-Okay claimed accountability for the double bombing, which is believed to have killed not less than 90 folks and injured greater than 150 others.
About 11 U.S. Marines, a US Navy medic and one other US service member screening evacuees on the airport gates had been among the many casualties.
The two places focused within the bombings had been the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport, the place US troops had been screening Afghans for evacuation, and the close by Baron Hotel, the place hundreds together with Afghans, Britons and Americans, had been informed to collect in current days earlier than heading to the airport for evacuation.
Biden paid tribute to the “selfless heroes” who died serving to the Afghan folks to security.
The Pentagon warned there may be nonetheless an imminent risk of assault on the airport and have now been informed to attract up strike plans to hit ISIS-Okay belongings and management, regardless of being within the strategy of withdrawing all its forces from Afghanistan.
“For those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive, we will not forget,: Biden said in an address at the White House.
He added: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”
The UK Prime Minister additionally condemned yesterday’s terror assault, which isn’t believed to have claimed the lives of any British troops or officers.
He additionally vowed to proceed the rescue effort at Kabul airport, the place final evening courageous British troops had been seen sweeping the perimeter following the double bombing.