It stands at 13.
A suicide bombing outside of Kabul, Afghanistan’s airport Thursday has killed 12 U.S. service members, officials tell Fox News. A second explosion later took place outside the Baron Hotel, sources say.
- A suicide bombing outside the Abbey Gate at Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan Thursday has killed at least 10 U.S. Marines and soldiers, U.S. officials tell Fox News.
- A U.S. official indicated that the attack set off a firefight at Abbey Gate, where last night, there were 5,000 Afghans and potentially some Americans seeking access to the airport.
Eleven U.S. Marines and a Navy medic were among dozens killed after twin explosions tore through the crowd congregating at the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in the Afghan capital and a hotel about 200 yards from the gate.
An additional 15 service members were wounded on Thursday, Commander, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said during a Pentagon press briefing Thursday afternoon. The deaths of U.S. service members mark the first combat fatalities in the region since February 2020 and marks the deadliest incident in Afghanistan since Aug. 6, 2011, when 30 U.S. service members, including 22 Navy SEALs, were killed along with seven Afghan special forces members and an Afghan civilian interpreter when their helicopter was gunned down in Wardak province.
Their blood is on Biden’s hands.