President Joe Biden addresses the nation on the crisis in Afghanistan after deadly Kabul attack. The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed that 12 U.S. service members have been killed and 15 wounded after two suicide bombers detonated explosives near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
U.S. Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said that a number of Afghan civilians were also killed but was not able to provide a precise number. According to the Reuters news agency, 72 Afghan civilians were killed.
Two blasts and gunfire rocked the area outside the airport on Thursday evening, witnesses said. Video shot by Afghan journalists showed dozens of bodies strewn around a canal on the edge of the airport.
The U.S. military said 13 of its service members were killed and 18 wounded in what it described as a complex attack.