At least 13 U.S. service members died Thursday in a pair of suicide bombings outside Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as thousands of people were trying to flee Afghanistan following the country’s recent takeover by the Taliban, authorities confirmed.
At least 18 service members were injured in the attack, said Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command. At least 60 Afghans were killed and more than 140 were wounded in the explosions, an Afghan official said.
McKenzie said authorities believe the attackers were members of the militant Islamic State group.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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