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August 26, 2021: Statement on Terror Attacks in Afghanistan

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Joe Biden

August 26, 2021

Source The White House

On August 26, 2021, a suicide bomber set off explosives at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 13 US service members and dozens of Afghan civilians. The terrorist group, ISIS-K, later claimed responsibility for the attack. President Joe Biden responds to the situation by reiterating his commitment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. In response to the attack, the president vows, "We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay." He then answers questions from the press. 

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