At least 12 U.S. Marines, a Navy medic, and multiple children died in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
The death toll exceeds 75 killed in two suicide explosions at the Kabul airport's North gate on Thursday. Over 100 people -- Americans and Afghans -- are wounded.
The death toll is expected to go much higher. The Marines were in the process of patting down the suicide bombers when the bombs went off.
Fox News reports there is no indication that Taliban were involved in the bombings.
12 Marines are dead and another 15 Marines are injured, according to multiple reports.
The death toll may rise.
— Bashir Ahmad Gwakh (@bashirgwakh) August 26, 2021
The explosions came as the United States, Britain and other countries evacuated thousands of Americans and Afghans who worked for the US out of the airport when the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.
Thousands of Americans in Kabul are desperate to leave Afghanistan but they are unable to get to the airport due to increased threats by the Taliban and ISIS.
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The U.S. Ambassador in Kabul previously told staff not to go to the airport due to the threats by the Taliban.
U.S. Pres. Joe Biden has canceled meetings at the White House on Thursday and no press briefing will be held at the White House today.
I hope this Administration comes to understand that apologizing, placating, appeasing, being weak, only presents risks to American security.
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) August 26, 2021
I could really use a Mean Tweet right now. pic.twitter.com/SoGczQIO0Q
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 25, 2021
I just spoke with a retired 4-star general who commanded troops in Afghanistan. Before we ended the conversation his voice was cracking. He understands the feeling so many of us have, I appreciate him taking the time to tell me our sacrificed mattered. SeperFi
— Joey Jones (@Johnny_Joey) August 25, 2021
“[We] strongly condemns the bombing of civilians in Kabul, which took place in an area where US forces are responsible for security … [We are] paying close attention to the security and protection of its people, and evil circles will be strictly stopped. https://t.co/4xEP65Hnjz
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) August 26, 2021