27.08.2021, 10:12

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attacks


US President Joe Biden delivers remarks about Afghanistan from the White House in Washington. (Photo: Reuters)   

NDO - The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks outside Afghanistan’s Kabul airport on August 26, according to Reuters.

In a statement, the IS said a suicide bomber "managed to reach a large gathering of translators and collaborators with the American army at 'Baran Camp' near Kabul Airport and detonated his explosive belt among them, killing about 60 people and wounding more than 100 others, including Taliban fighters."

Following the attacks, US President Joe Biden vowed that the United States would hunt down those responsible for the twin explosions, which killed at least 13 American troops and scores of civilians.

"We will not forgive, we will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay," Biden said in remarks at the White House while promising that US evacuations would continue.

Biden said he had ordered US military commanders to develop operational plans to strike IS assets, leadership, and facilities.

"We will find ways of our choosing, without large military operations, to get them," he said.

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