The United States military has retaliated for the Kabul bombing on Saturday. The US planned an airstrike by a drone and it is reportedly said that they have killed the ISIS-K planner in Afghanistan. The airstrike came after US President Joe Biden warned the attackers, who planned the suicide bombing that claimed the lives of 169 Afghans and 13 American soldiers at the Kabul airport.
Captain Bill Urban, the spokesperson of the US Central Command said that the US military forces have conducted an over the horizon counterterrorism airstrike against the ISIS-K planner. He further said that the airstrike took place in the Nangahar province of Afghanistan. He concluded by saying that there was no civilian casualty.
What did US President Joe Biden warn the Taliban?
US President Joe Biden in a press address, just before the airstrike took place said that he does not want the terrorists, who planned the attack at the Kabul airport to live any longer. He further said that the US will hunt down the terrorists and will make them pay for the Kabul airport attack and later he gave the order to the commanders that they should start planning the strikes against the terrorists.
Biden also said that those who carried out this attack, and anyone who wishes America harm notice that it will not be forgiven and neither the Americans will forget this. He concluded by saying that the US will hunt them down and make them pay.
What happened 48-hours before the US airstrike took place in Afghanistan?
Earlier, a suicide bombing took place in which several people were killed at the Kabul airport. However, the US President, Joe Biden has also been warned that on Friday there will be another lethal attack as the closing date of US-led evacuation is nearing.
Meanwhile, several countries including India is working on the evacuation plan. As of Friday morning, the White House said that they have airlifted around 12,500 people from Kabul in the last 24 hours. The administration further said that they will work on the evacuation plan, even though there is a threat of another lethal attack.