US President Warns Kabul Bombers.
US President pledged Thursday to hunt down the perpetrators of the suicide bombings that killed 12 US troops in Kabul and said the US would not be deterred from its mission to evacuate thousands of civilians from Afghanistan.
"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.
In his address, he praised the slain US servicemen as "heroes" and said the evacuation mission from Kabul would continue until the planned US withdrawal date of August 31.
He reaffirmed the August 31 deadline for all US troops to leave Afghanistan and said the US forces would fly out as many people as possible before that date.
"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."
Biden also said he had seen no evidence that the Taliban colluded with Islamic State militants in carrying out the deadly attacks in Kabul.