Three Marines Killed In Explosion Outside Of Kabul Airport, Number Of Other Casualties Unknown

Smoke rises from explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The explosion went off outside Kabul’s airport, where thousands of people have flocked as they try to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Wali Sabawoon | AP


e Pentagon on Thursday confirmed two explosions near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, which have resulted in a number of U.S. and civilian casualties.

An explosion at the airport’s Abbey Gate “was the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of U.S. and civilian casualties,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. At least one other explosion occurred near the Baron Hotel not far from the Abbey Gate, Kirby said.

Three U.S. Marines were among the injured at the Abbey Gate, NBC News reported, citing American military officials.

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