Death Toll Rises To 169 In Afghanistan Suicide Bombing, U.S Evacuation To Resume

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In the hours after Thursday’s bombings near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, evacuations of Americans and their allies restarted, an effort to get out as many civilians ahead of the military’s withdrawal, just four days away.

The death toll from the blasts includes 11 U.S. Marines, a Navy hospital corpsman, and another service member whose branch was not immediately identified, American officials said. At least 18 U.S. service members were injured. It was the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan since August 2011.

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About 169 Afghan people died, officials told the Associated Press. CBS News was reporting that number at 170.

“We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” President Joe Biden said on Thursday evening.

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