Biden Admin Confirms Setting Terrorist Free Who Was Responsible For Afghanistan Airport Bombing

President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin look on as as a carry team moves a transfer case with the remain of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Mass., during a casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, According to the Department of Defense, Rosariopichardo died in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan's Kabul airport, along with 12 other U.S. service members. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Biden administration on Monday confirmed the identity of an ISIS-K suicide bomber who killed several U.S. service members and scores of Afghans in 2021.

The Department of Defense (DOD) identified the terrorist as Abdul Rahman al-Logari. Al-Logari detonated a bomb outside of Hamid Karzai International Airport’s Abbey Gate in the final days of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, killing 170 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members.

“With access to analysis from across the intelligence community, we were able to identify the Abbey Gate person-borne IED bomber as Abdul Rahman al-Logari, an [ISIS-K] member since 2016,” an Army official from the joint supplemental review team said, according to the DOD.

The DOD identified al-Logari for the first time in a supplemental review of an investigation into the terror attack on Abbey Gate. U.S. Army Central Command (CENTCOM) completed and released the results of the review on Monday, confirming al-Logari’s identity.

Al-Logari was one of thousands of prisoners and detainees released from Bagram Air Base by the Taliban after U.S. personnel evacuated the base in July 2021 ahead of the full military withdrawal. The Taliban set al-Logari free in mid-August 2021. The ISIS-K terrorist carried out his deadly attack at Abbey Gate on August 26.

As the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Hamid Karzai International Airport, the U.S. military turned over security for Kabul to the Taliban.

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