U.S. President Joe Biden has vowed to “hunt down” those responsible for a terror attack outside Kabul Airport which has killed at least 13 American military personnel.
A further 90 others are known to have died bringing the current death toll to 103.
The twin blasts took place around the outside of the airport at the Abbey Gate and the Barons Hotel where thousands are waiting to be evacuated.
Addressing the American public amid heavy criticism of his decision to withdraw from the country, Biden said: “Those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America, know this: We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will hunt you down and make you pay”.
He said the attack, carried out by the terror group Isis-K which is a rival to the Taliban in the region, will not deter them from rescuing US citizens and Afghans who worked for them during the 20-year occupation.
Meanwhile Boris Johnson has similarly vowed to continue British rescue efforts in the country despite the attack. He said the evacuation effort would continue “until the very last moment”.
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