Attack at Kabul Airport Kills 13 US Troops and Over 60 Afghans
On Thursday, two suicide bombers and several gunmen attacked Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The two explosions resulted in the deaths of 13 US Troops and over 60 Afghans. Over 140 people were also wounded in the attack.
The attacks come as the US races to evacuate citizens and allies from Afghanistan after the recent Taliban takeover and ahead of the Aug. 31st deadline set by President Biden.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. ISIS-Khorasan is the Afghan branch of the ISIS terror group that first emerged in Syria and Iraq.
Although the Taliban was responsible for airport border security, President Biden says he does not believe there was collusion between the two parties. The Taliban and ISIS-K are not allies and are considered to be sworn enemies of one another.
President Biden has vowed to "hunt" down the terrorists that attacked Kabul airport and said that he has ordered his military commanders "to develop operational plans to strike ISIS-K assets, leadership and facilities."
Said Biden, "These ISIS terrorists will not win. We will rescue the Americans. We will get our Afghan allies out. And our mission will go on."
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