"Will hunt you down and make you pay": US issues warning to Kabul bombers
New Delhi : The United States President Joe Biden on Thursday pledged that the nation will hunt down the perpetrators of the suicide bombings that killed 12 American troops in Kabul and said that the evacuation mission in Afghanistan will continue.
"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," Biden said.
Addressing from the White House, Joe Biden called the US soldiers martyred in the attack as 'heroes' and said that the evacuation from Kabul will continue till the planned US withdrawal date of August 31.
"We will not be deterred by terrorists. We will not let them stop our mission. We will continue the evacuation," Biden said.
He reaffirmed the last date to pull out the US troops from Afghanistan as August 31 and said that the US forces would fly out as many people as possible before that date.
There remains an "opportunity for the next several days, between now and the 31st, to be able to get them out," he said.
"Knowing the threat, knowing that we may very well have another attack, the military has concluded that that's what we should do. I think they are right."
Meanwhile, Joe Biden said that they have no evidence yet to claim Taliban colluded with Islamic State to conduct those bombings.
"There is no evidence thus far that I've been given as a consequence by any of the commanders in the field that there has been collusion between the Taliban and ISIS in carrying out what happened today," he said.