Thirteen US Troops were Killed in ISIS Attacks on Kabul Airport
Two explosions outside the Kabul airport yesterday killed 13 US troops and at least 60 Afghans. More than 140 were wounded.
The US casualties included 10 Marines and a Navy medic. Another 18 US troops were wounded, and the death toll could grow.
According to military command, the coordinated attack involved two suicide blasts, along with gunmen opening fire.
The first blast took place outside an airport entrance known as the Abbey gate. A suicide bomber detonated the vest while being searched by Marines. The second blast was at or near Baron Hotel, where many people, including Afghans, Britons, and Americans, were told to gather in recent days before heading to the airport for evacuation.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks. They posted messages and video online, taking credit for killing our soldiers.
Republicans are now demanding President Biden either resign or be impeached for 'gross negligence in Afghanistan'. Others are calling for 'resignations' out of the White House and believe the worst is yet to come.
During his address to the nation yesterday, President Biden expressed his resolve to not let the airport attack in Afghanistan stop evacuations.
He 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.”
The president also said he might send more troops: "I've instructed the military, whatever they need—if they need additional force—I will grant it.”
Biden said he's asked the military to plan a counterattack on ISIS-K:”We will respond with force of precision at our time, place, we choose in a moment of our choosing. America will not be intimidated.”
The President said he's not been shown any evidence that the Taliban colluded with ISIS on the attack.
As far as responsibility, Biden said: ”The former president made a deal with the Taliban”, but ”I bear responsibility for, fundamentally, all that's happened of late."