Death Toll Rising In Kabul, US Vows Revenge

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Islamic State suicide bombers bombarded throngs of people outside Kabul airport on Thursday who was on the verge of fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The terrorist attack killed dozens which also includes 13 US army men, due to this President Joe Biden vowed to take revenge and hunt down the culprits.

The Taliban in its statement said the two suicide attacks killed between 13 and 20 people. However, a health official in the earlier government said the toll is likely to increase to 60.

President Joe Biden’s statement reads, “To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm notice, we will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay. I will defend our interests and our people with every measure at my command.”

According to the latest reports, approximately 160 Sikh and Hindu citizens of Afghanistan have managed to escape Thursday’s twin blasts of deadly attacks near the Kabul airport that left several dead. These members of the war-torn country’s minority communities have now taken shelter inside a Gurdwara. Nearly 145 Afghan Sikhs and 15 Hindus were at the target last night hours before the blasts at the airport in Afghanistan’s capital.

Meanwhile, on Friday Afghanistan’s acting president Amrullah Saleh said that “Every evidence we have in hand shows that IS-K cells have their roots in Talibs and Haqqani network particularly the ones operating in Kabul,” the acting president of Afghanistan wrote in a tweet from his official handle on Friday. “Talibs denying links with ISIS is identical/similar to denial of Pak on Quetta Shura. The Talibs have learned very well from the master.”