Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, is working to determine who is behind the deadly attack at Kabul’s airport.
“We are working very hard right now to determine attribution, to determine who is associated with this cowardly attack and we’re prepared to take action against them — 24/7 we are looking for them,” he said.
McKenzie went on to say they expected this kind of an attack and called the ISIS threat “extremely real.” He added that they expect attacks will continue.
“We’re doing everything we can to be prepared for those attacks,” McKenzie said.
The general said they are coordinating with the Taliban on security for the airport and that the US mission is continuing despite the attack, and that the US will “go after” the people responsible for the attack.
Twelve members of the US military were killed and 15 more were injured in the attack, McKenzie said. In total, more than 60 people were killed and at least 140 were injured, according to Afghan health officials.