Mr Biden told the press he would throw every asset at his command at Islamic State group, ISIS-K, which claimed responsibility for the attack.
“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,” the US President said.
“We will hunt you down and make you pay.
“I will defend our interests and our people with every measures at my command.”
Twin blasts outside Kabul kill at least 60
 
The US has confirmed it will not suspend its evacuation of American citizens and Afghan nationals on the ground in Kabul as Mr Biden confirmed planning was underway for retaliatory strike on ISIS-K assets, leadership and facilities.
“We will respond with force and precision at our time, a the place we choose, in a moment of our choosing,” he stated.
“We will not be deterred by terrorists, we will not let them stop our mission, we will continue the evacuation.
“These ISIS terrorists will not win. We will rescue Americans in there, we will get our Afghan allies out and our mission will go on. America will not be intimidated.”
At least 72 people have been killed in terror strikes around the Kabul international airport – in an attack claimed by ISIS K – while authorities warn the death toll will rise. Picture: Getty Images
President Joe Biden has paid tribute to the 12 US servicemen who were killed in twin terror attacks in Kabul on Thursday – calling them “heroes”. Picture: Getty Images
US efforts have seen about 100,000 Afghans, US citizens and allies airlifted out of Afghanistan since the rescue operation began on August 14.
At least 72 people were killed in the suicide bombings outside Kabul’s international airport on Thursday (local time), including 12 American servicemen, with many more injured.
The first of two blasts which rocked the nation’s capital was understood to have been set off by a bomber wearing a suicide vest, with the second believed to have been a car bomb. 
The US President also paid tribute to the 12 American servicemen who were killed in the attacks – labelling them heroes.
“Heroes who were engaged in a dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others.
“They’re a part of the bravest, most capable, the most selfless military on the face of the earth and they’re a part of simply what I call the backbone of America – they’re the spine of America, the best the country has to offer.”
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Mr Biden referenced the biblical Book of Isaiah, describing American troops on the ground as “heirs of that tradition of sacrifice, of volunteering to go in harms way to risk everything, not for glory or profit but to defend what we love and the people we love”.
“When the Lord says :‘Who shall I send, who shall go for us?’ – the American military has been answering for a long time,” Mr Biden added.
“‘Here I am Lord send me, here I am send me’.”
Mr Biden announced would deploy additional forces to Afghanistan if necessary but said commanders on the ground informed him they were committed to the August 31 deadline. 

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