On Thursday, US President Joe Biden, during his address to the nation from the White House, pledged to hunt down the perpetrators of the suicide bombing at Kabul airport, which has killed around 12 American troops. US President further said that the US would not step back from its mission to evacuate the citizens of Afghanistan. 

As per the media agency AFP, Biden said, “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.” 

He further praised US troops as ‘heroes’ and said that the US evacuation mission would continue till the planned date – August 31, 2021. 

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“We will not be deterred by terrorists. We will not let them stop our mission. We will continue the evacuation,” Biden said, adding, “There remains 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.”

Biden continued and said that he has no idea that Islamic State Militants were with the Taliban in carrying out the deadly attacks in Kabul. Joe said, “There is no evidence thus far that I've been given as a consequence by any of the commanders in the field that there has been collusion between the Taliban and ISIS in carrying out what happened today.”

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