US kill IS-K planner in attack hours after Joe Biden issued bleak warning

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The US military has reportedly killed an IS-K planner in a drone strike, just hours after President Joe Biden issued a bleak warning to the terror group.

The President gave the warning that the USA would "hunt you down and make you pay" after several US troops were killed during a terror attack at Kabul airport.

US Central Command says Biden vowed to strike the group, and has hit back less than two days after hundreds were injured in Kabul.

"U.S. military forces conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner," Central Command said, reports CNN.

"The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan. Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties."

Shortly after the Pentagon confirmed ten marines were killed, Biden said during a press briefing: "We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay."

"We will respond with force and precision at our time, at the place we choose and the moment of our choosing," Biden said. "Here's what you need to know: These ISIS terrorists will not win."

The terror attacks came after days of public and private warnings from Biden of a potential threat that could disrupt the massive effort to evacuate Americans, British citizens and Afghans from the country.

The US president added the mission would not be affected by the attackers, where the August 31 deadline for getting everyone out of the country looms.

Alongside desperately trying to evacuate thousands who want to leave Afghanistan, Biden has told the US military to hunt and punish the terrorists who are responsible for the attack.

The death toll from Thursday's terrorist bombing is over 100 and rising, after two sites were targetted – near the Baron Hotel and at Kabul International Airport.

Both suicide bombers were members of the Islamic State Khorasan Province group, known as IS-K, or ISIS-K.

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