Afghanistan: Biden tells attackers ‘we will hunt you down’
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In the early hours of Saturday, the US military conducted an airstrike against the affiliate of so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan in retaliation for Thursday’s bombing. In a statement, Mr Biden promised further retribution.
The US President said: “This strike was not the last.
“We will continue to hunt down any person involved in that heinous attack and make them pay.”
Mr Biden also warned the risk of another terrorist attack was likely in the next 24 to 36 hours.
He said: “The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous, and the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high.
Joe Biden has promised further strikes against Isis-K (Image: EXPRESS)
“Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours.”
The terror attack by Isis-K outside Kabul airport on Thursday killed Afghan civilians and 13 US troops.
Two British adults and the child of a British national were also victims of the bombing.
The US President addressed the American people on Thursday (Image: PA)
In an address after the blast, Mr Biden said: “We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.”
In the early hours of Saturday, the US military conducted an airstrike against Isis-K in Afghanistan.
Two members believed to be involved in planning the terror attack were killed in the strike in Nangarhar province.
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Afghanistan conflict timeline (Image: EXPRESS)
It comes as the US evacuation effort from Afghanistan is winding down.
And the final members of UK military and diplomatic personnel left Kabul airport on Saturday night.
Operation Pitting – where more than 1,000 troops, diplomats, and officials were dispatched to Afghanistan to rescue UK nationals and Afghan allies after the seizure of the country’s capital by the Taliban – airlifted more than 15,000 people to safety across just over a fortnight.