WATCH LIVE: President Biden plans to address the nation after suicide blasts in Kabul killed at least 12 U.S. troops. White House press secretary Jen Psaki will take reporters' questions following Biden's remarks.
The culprit behind the bombing attacks was not immediately clear but the Islamic State terror group’s Afghan branch, known as ISIS-Khorasan or ISIS-K, has been seen as a leading terror threat throughout the evacuation efforts. The Associated Press reported ISIS-K’s ranks have been bolstered after the Taliban have freed thousands of prisoners during their takeover of Afghanistan.
Prior to the series of airport bombing attacks, the U.S., U.K. and Australia all warned their citizens on Thursday to avoid the Kabul airport after multiple threats of attack. In a Thursday interview with the BBC, U.K. Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said, “There is now very, very credible reporting of an imminent attack.”