KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – New reports claim that at least 12 U.S. service members were killed in this morning's two suicide bombing near the Kabul airport.
As previously reported, on Aug. 26, one suicide bombing took place at the Kabul airport and the other at a hotel. For the original report see: WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: 13 Dead, Multiple Injured Following Suicide Bombings in Kabul
Now multiple reports have confirmed that the death toll has risen to 40 people including 11 United States Marines and a Navy Medic.
Press Secretary for the Pentagon, John Kirby, released the following statement:
"We can confirm that a number of U.S. service members were killed in today’s complex attack at Kabul airport. A number of others are being treated for wounds. We also know that a number of Afghans fell victim to this heinous attack. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones and teammates of all those killed and injured."
The pentagon is labeling this as a complex attack after the Taliban claimed they had no part in the bombing. The crew involved was from a terrorist group known as ISIS-K.
The Biden administration is being critiqued by a number of people online for their lack of communication during these events.
It is unclear when the White House will hold a press briefing.