At least 13 US soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack at Kabul airport

A suicide bombing by the Islamic State group (IS) at the Kabul airport of Afghanistan on August 26 left 13 US soldiers dead.

The terrorist attack that occurred at the entrance of Kabul airport killed 13 US soldiers and injured 18 others. This is the first time a US soldier has been killed since February 2020, before the US and the Taliban signed an agreement in which the Taliban agreed not to attack US troops if the US withdrew its troops from Afghanistan.

More than 60 Afghans were also killed and wounded in the bombing. A bombing was also later recorded at a hotel near the airport. The twin bombings took place as the US and other countries were racing against time to evacuate people from Afghanistan by the August 31 deadline set by US President Joe Biden.

In his speech on the same day, President Biden vowed to track down and punish those who carried out the terrorist bombing. President Biden said he has instructed military commanders to develop plans to attack IS assets, leadership and facilities, while the evacuation plan for US citizens will continue to be implemented.

On the same day, in response to a question about Republican congressmen asking the President to resign after the Kabul bombings, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that this is not a day for politics, and affirms its commitment to punish the terrorists behind the bombings. According to Psaki, President Biden has never considered changing the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan, despite the recent bombings.

The White House said flags will be flown at half-staff across the United States until August 30 in memory of American soldiers who were victims of the bombings in Afghanistan.

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