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Kabul Terrorist Attack: ISIS Claims Responsibility, Biden Assures Stern Action

BP World Bureau | Aug 27 2021 09:02:23 AM
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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: Kabul airport witnessed suicide attacks recently to curb the nation's civilians from escaping. 

At least 13 US service members and 60 civilians were killed including children. Over 100 people were wounded. 

ISIS-K or Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) has claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks.

Suicide bomber reached a large gathering of translators and collaborators with the American army at 'Baran Camp' near Kabul Airport. Taliban condemned the blasts outside the Kabul airport.

US President Joe Biden promised to avenge the deaths of the 13 service members killed in the fatal suicide bombing attacks.

"We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” he said.

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ISIS-K first appeared in eastern Afghanistan in late 2014, founded by hardline elements of the Pakistani Taliban who fled into Afghanistan.

160 Sikh and Hindu citizens of Afghanistan narrowly escaped Thursday's twin blasts near the Kabul airport.

145 Afghan Sikhs and 15 Hindus were at the spot last night hours before the blasts at the Hamid Karzai International Airport and they took refuge in a Gurudwara.