President Joe Biden has warned that another terrorist attack will ‘highly likely’ take place within the next 24 to 36 hours in Kabul airport.
In a statement released in the aftermath of a drone strike against the mastermind of the recent deadly attack, President Joe Biden said “The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous, and the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high. Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours.”
Meanwhile, President Biden said despite the treacherous situation in Kabul, we are continuing to evacuate civilians. “Yesterday, we brought out another 6,800 people, including hundreds of Americans. And today, we discussed the ongoing preparations to help people continue to leave Afghanistan after our military departs.”
Biden further added that the strike which killed the ISIS terrorist who planned the attack on Kabul airport, was not the last.
“We will continue to hunt down any person involved in that heinous attack and make them pay,” he said, adding that “Whenever anyone seeks to harm the United States or attack our troops, we will respond. That will never be in doubt.”
The recent attacks in Kabul claimed the lives of at least 13 US services and more than 100 Afghans who were desperately seeking to leave the country following the take over of Kabul by Taliban.