Multiple US Marines dead, at least 40 civilians killed in Kabul attack

By Thomas Catenacci

Multiple U.S. military service members were killed in explosions outside the Kabul airport Thursday, the Defense Department confirmed.

“We can confirm that a number of U.S. service members were killed in today’s complex attack at Kabul airport,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement after the WSJ report. Kirby didn’t specify the number of fatalities.

Ross Wilson, the U.S. ambassador in Kabul, informed American embassy staff that four Marines had been killed, an official with knowledge of the briefing told the Wall Street Journal. U.S. officials confirmed the report to Fox News Pentagon reporter Lucas Tomlinson.

Afghan health officials estimated that there have been 30-40 confirmed fatalities as a result of the attacks, The New York Times reported. The officials spoke anonymously because the Taliban, which said 13 had been killed, told them not to speak to the press.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones and teammates of all those killed and injured,” Kirby said in his statement.

Two explosions ripped through the crowds outside the airport earlier Thursday where the U.S. and allies have been conducting a major evacuation operation. An ISIS affiliate is reportedly responsible for the deadly attacks.

Officials also expect additional attacks at the airport.

President Joe Biden has been briefed on the situation in Kabul, but hasn’t released a public statement yet.

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6 thoughts on “Multiple US Marines dead, at least 40 civilians killed in Kabul attack

  1. My prayers are with our military and their families. Their sacrifices should never go unacknowledged. As for Biden, our commander in chief, he should be up for impeachment. He pulled out the military, gave up our base, gave weapons to terrorists, abandoned American citizens, lied to our allies and killed his own men. I am never ashamed of my country or countrymen but I am ashamed of our current president. He does not represent America. Call for his impeachment before he does more irreparable damage.

    • Impeachment, or Article 25? OF IMCOMPETENT DEMENTED BIDEN???

      NOW YOU KNOW WHY THEY PICKED KAMALA HARRIS AS VP-
      WHO IS THE ONLY ONE WORSE THAN BIDEN

      DAMNED IF WE DO, DAMNED IF WE DON’T. BIDEN’S INVISIBLE MANAGERS HAVE DONE A
      MASTERFUL JOB IN CONTROLING ALL OPTIONS – AS THEY TAKE APART AMERICAN GREATNESS,
      DESTROYING THE UNITED STATES AS WE KNEW THEM.

  2. The blood of my 12 brothers is on the hands of biden and his handlers they didn’t give their lives their lives were taken by a inept withdrawal planned by incompetent
    politicians and political generals who were more worried about white rage, gender, and all other “woke” leftist garbage then planning a successful withdrawal.

    The bombing was carried out by a new variant of ISIS called ISIS K created by the cowardice of the empty suit’s in DC and free weapons left for them by the same.
    This should call for a firing squad for all involved, military and political…

    • Just saw pathetic biden excuses for his incompetence in the bombing by his new terrorist K group. He had the gall to try and compare his dead good son to the Marines that died today to garner non deserving sympathy, when
      there is NO comparison. His son was a Army Lawyer who served in a rear
      SECURED area and he died of cancer, not political/military brass incompetence.
      His sorry azz needs to be rotting in hell pronto…

  3. Our Generals & Admirals – the perfumed princes and princesses in the five-sided puzzle palace, need to go. Every single one. They don’t have the courage to resign, so fire them – do what they’d do to a subordinate who screwed up this badly.

    They’ve failed their oath, failed their troops and failed the families. What a bunch of toothless tigers – they should be ashamed of themselves for having Zero integrity.

  4. Braindead Joe and his fellow travelers built this and own it,”here’s the deal”for his job performance he should be impeached but then again his Fraudulency should have never been installed in the first place.

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