13 US troops and at least 60 more people killed on attack at Kabul International Airport
Reported By C.Moalli
According to The Associated Press news, yesterday, August 26, 2021, an attack by two suicide bombers and shooters left 13 U.S. troops and at least 60 more people dead, with more than 140 injured at Kabul's International Airport. According to Reuters' records, the Islamic State claimed responsibility and said one of its suicide bombers had targeted "translators and collaborators with the American army."
Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, said one explosion was near an airport entrance and another was a short distance away by a hotel. General Frank McKenzie, head of the U.S. Central Command, said some failure at the airport allowed a suicide bomber to get so close to the gate. He also told a news briefing that a gunfight followed the explosions. McKenzie said the threat from Islamic State persists alongside "other active threat streams."
The attack marked the first U.S. military casualties in Afghanistan since February 2020 and represented the deadliest incident for American troops in the country in a decade.
The U.S. military said that, in addition to the 13 killed, 18 more personnel were injured. They are in the process of being evacuated on C-17s with surgical units.
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