Biden Vows to Finish Kabul Evacuation, Avenge US Deaths

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden says the United States will complete its evacuation of Americans and others from Kabul, despite the attack that killed at least 13 U.S. service members and many Afghan civilians.

He vowed to avenge the deaths, saying the U.S. has some idea of who perpetrated the attack and will hunt them down.

Continuing the evacuation means Biden risks more deaths, but the alternative would be an early end to the pullout and leaving behind Americans still seeking to leave the country. As many as 1,000 Americans and many more Afghans are still struggling to get out of Kabul.

Biden ordered U.S. flags lowered to half-staff to honor the service members who were killed.

By Robert Burns, Darlene Superville, and Matthew Lee, Associated Press

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