Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis LIVE Updates: At Least 60 Killed In Kabul Blasts, Joe Biden Warns Bombers

Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis LIVE Updates: US President Joe Biden has vowed to “hunt” down the terrorists and make them “pay” for the deadly attacks outside the Kabul airport.

 

Islamic State suicide bombers attacked crowds of people gathered Thursday outside Kabul airport hoping to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, killing dozens including 13 US troops, as President Joe Biden vowed to hunt down those responsible.

The Taliban said the two blasts killed between 13 and 20 people. A health official in the previous government said the toll could rise to 60.

President Joe Biden has vowed to “hunt” down the terrorists and make them “pay” for the deadly attacks outside the Kabul airport in which 13 US service members were killed and 18 others wounded.

“To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm notice, we will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay. I will defend our interests and our people with every measure at my command,” Biden told reporters at the White House on Thursday.

Kabul Airport Attack: At Kabul Airport, Narrow Escape For 160 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

Around 160 Sikh and Hindu citizens of Afghanistan may have narrowly escaped Thursday’s twin blasts near the Kabul airport that killed several people. These members of the war-ravaged country’s minority communities have now taken refuge inside a Gurdwara, informed people have said. Around 145 Afghan Sikhs and 15 Hindus were at the spot last night hours before the blasts at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan’s capital. They were looking to make their way out of the country following the takeover last week by the Taliban.

“We Will Hunt You Down, Make You Pay,” Joe Biden Warns Kabul Bombers

US President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to hunt down the perpetrators of the suicide bombings that killed 12 American troops in Kabul and said the United States will not be deterred from its mission to evacuate thousands of civilians from Afghanistan. “To those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Biden said.

Kabul Airport Blast: 60 Civilians, 13 US Troops Killed In Kabul Blast, ISIS Claims Attack

ISIS struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport in a suicide bomb attack on Thursday, killing scores of civilians and at least 13 U.S. troops, disrupting the airlift of tens of thousands of Afghans desperate to flee. Hours after the twin blasts, a third explosion was reported by news agency AFP while unconfirmed reports said there may have been more.

Kabul Airport Attack: US Braces For More ISIS Attacks After Carnage At Kabul Airport

U.S. troops helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule braced for more attacks on Friday after ISIS struck the crowded gates of Kabul airport, killing scores of civilians and at least 13 U.S. troops. Kabul health officials were quoted as saying 60 civilians were killed in the attack on Thursday. Video shot by Afghan journalists showed dozens of bodies strewn around a canal on the edge of the airport. At least two blasts and gunfire rocked the area, witnesses said.

Joe Biden reaffirms August 31 troop pullout deadline from Afghanistan

President Joe Biden on Thursday reaffirmed August 31 as the deadline for US troops to leave Afghanistan, in the wake of a deadly attack on Kabul airport.
Biden, who earlier vowed to continue the evacuation of civilians from Kabul, said there remained an “opportunity for the next several days, between now and the 31st, to be able to get them out.”
“Knowing the threat, knowing that we may very well have another attack, the military has concluded that that’s what we should do. I think they are right.”

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