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12 US service members killed in Kabul blast - reports

by Staff reporter
26 Aug 2021 at 20:17hrs | Views
Twelve US service members - 11 marines and a Navy medic - were killed in the airport attack, officials tell US media.

The deaths mark the first US military casualties in Afghanistan since February 2020.
At least 60 people were killed and 140 others wounded in the explosions at Kabul airport, a senior health official has told the BBC.

A spokesman for the Taliban has condemned the twin blasts in an area they say was under the control of the US military.

"The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns the bombing targeting civilians at Kabul airport," Zabihullah Mujahid said in a tweet.

The spokesman added the explosions "took place in an area where US forces are responsible for security".

Suhail Shaheen, another Taliban spokesman, said the group were "paying close attention to the security and protection of its people" in another tweeted statement.

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Source - masvingomirror