President Joe Biden denounced a terrorist activity at the Kabul airport that killed 13 US service members and injured 18, saying that the chaotic evacuation of American citizens and Afghanistan allies will continue as he promised to hunt down everyone involved in the attack.
The US general, administering the evacuation, stated, these attacks would not halt the US from evicting US citizens, and others and flights were carried on. There was strict security at the airport, and alternate routes were being used to get evacuees in. About 5,000 people were awaiting flights on the airfield, said Frank McKenzie, US Central Command Head.
After the US military sustained its highest single-day casualties in twenty years of the Afghanistan campaign, Joe Biden said, “To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive,” the president said. “We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.”
According to the reports, the bombs were placed near the gates and among the crowd of people waiting desperately to make their way out of the country through the last evacuation flight. Gunshots were heard after the explosion.
Joe Biden stated, he had asked the commanders to carve a way to target ISIS-K, the Afghan official of the Islamic State, which took responsibility for the earlier attacks in the day on behalf of the extremist in Afghanistan.
He pledged to retaliate with force at “a moment of our choosing,” repeating the remarks of President Bush after the September 11 attack took place in 2001.
Former President Bush said, “This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others; it will end in a way and at an hour of our choosing,” a few weeks before the fight US military started in Afghanistan.
After the pentagon affirmed the deaths of the American Troops in what the reports suggest suicide bomber attack, Joe Biden sitting in the East room from the white house, said, “These American service members who gave their lives,” and added, heroes who have been engaged in a menacing, selfless mission to protect the lives of others.”
He offered his condolences to the families of the deceased and called that day “A tough day”. He pledged for the sake of the country and said the state would preserve its “Sacred Obligation” to the individuals and families of those who were targeted in the attack. He said, “These American service members who gave their lives, were heroes who have been part of a dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others.”