Biden will deliver a speech on Thursday evening following the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan in which several US soldiers were killed.

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US President Joe Biden stopped by the East Room of the White House on August 16, 2021, to comment on the deteriorating crisis in Afghanistan. Anna Money Maker / Getty Images

  • President Joe Biden will comment on the ongoing evacuation in Afghanistan on Thursday at 5:00 PM ET.

  • The address came after at least two blasts near Kabul Airport on Thursday morning.

  • ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for the attacks and a senior US general has warned that the attacks are likely to continue.

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President Joe Biden is due to make remarks about Afghanistan after a series of bombings near Kabul airport on Thursday evening that killed dozens of people, including 12 members of the US service.

The president will give a briefing to reporters at 5:45 p.m. ET and White House Press Secretary Jane Psaki Biden.

Biden’s remarks came as Marine Corps General Kenneth F. Mackenzie Jr., a senior commander in US Central Command, warned that ISIS-linked terrorist attacks were likely to continue during the ongoing evacuation in Kabul.

McKinsey said the threat from ISIS is very real. “We understand that they want to continue these attacks and we expect these attacks to continue.”

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