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Pentagon Confirms Explosion Outside Hamid Karzai International Airport In Kabul

From Axios - The Pentagon confirmed that there was an explosion outside of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday.


Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby stated, "Casualties are unclear at this time," and confirmed that the evacuation mission from Afghanistan will continue through August 31st as planned.


The United States, United Kingdom, and Australia gave warnings Wednesday night of the high threat of a terror attack and warned people to avoid going to the airport.


This is a developing story, with updates expected to follow as information becomes available.


Update 4:10 p.m. from Associated Press - Afghan officials announced that at least 60 Afghans have been confirmed dead, and another 140 were wounded.


Update 2:50 p.m. from Associated Press - U.S. officials confirm that 11 U.S. Marines and one Navy medic were killed.


Update 12:21 p.m. from CNBC - Three U.S. Marines have been confirmed injured in the second second reported suicide bombing.


Update 11:04 a.m. from Associated Press - A second suicide bombing has been reported outside of Hamid Karzai International Airport, with an additional 13 people confirmed dead and an additional 15 wounded.


Update 10:50 a.m. from Associated Press - The Russian Foreign Ministry reports that a suicide attack has killed at least two people and wounded another 13.


Update 10:45 a.m. - The Taliban has reported that at least 13 people were killed and that many Taliban guards on the airport's perimeter were wounded. An ISIS affiliate is believed to behind the attack.



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