Attack is likely soon in Kabul Airport, US President warns

Attack is likely soon in Kabul Airport, US President warns

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US president promises new strikes against ISIL-affiliate in retaliation for suicide bombing at Kabul airport.

United States President Joe Biden on Saturday promised further strikes against the ISIL-affiliate in Afghanistan in retaliation for a deadly bombing outside Kabul airport, while describing the situation on the ground continued to be “extremely dangerous.”

“Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours. I directed them to take every possible measure to prioritise force protection,” Biden said in a statement. Thursday’s bombing killed at least 175 people, including 13 US service members, claimed by the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, ISKP (ISIS-K). The US military on Saturday said it killed two members of the group in a drone strike on the group’s eastern stronghold. (Aljazeera news)

A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the August 26 suicide bomb, which killed at least 175 people, including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport [Wakil Kohsar/AFP]
A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the August 26 suicide bomb, which killed at least 175 people, including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport [Wakil Kohsar/AFP]
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