Biden remembers victims on first anniversary of major Kabul airport bombing

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has remembered the more than 100 Afghan civilians and 13 US military personnel killed exactly one year ago in the double attack committed by Islamic State at the entrance of the airport of Kabul, the Afghan capital, during the evacuation operation after the fall of the city in the hands of the Taliban.

The July 26, 2021 attacks began in the vicinity of the Abbey Gate, one of the main access points to the former Hamid Karzai International Airport.

There, a terrorist began the operation by detonating the explosive charge he was carrying in the middle of a crowd, as hundreds of people remained near the airfield despite repeated warnings of an imminent attack.

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Following the explosion, several jihadists opened indiscriminate fire on the crowd, before a second explosion occurred at the nearby Baron Hotel.

A year later, the president has defended his country’s achievements in the fight against terrorism after this “horrible attack” and recalled the operations against the leaders of the Islamic State, Abu Ibrahim al Hashemi al Qurash, and Al Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri.

Biden has also defended the withdrawal from Afghanistan and its current strategy whereby the country “maintains pressure against terrorist threats without endangering the military.”

“My administration will continue to pursue terrorists who seek to harm the United States, wherever they are found,” he has assured.

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