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U.S. Service Members Among Those Injured In Kabul Airport Bombing

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At least three U.S. service members have been injured after a suicide bombing outside of the Abbey Gate at Kabul’s airport. Fox News reports that a firefight ensued inside the Afghanistan airport immediately following the suicide bombing. Officials recently confirmed a second explosion at the nearby Baron Hotel, a common gathering place for Americans seeking to flee the country.

John Kirby, the Pentagon’s Press Secretary, confirmed the airport explosion via Twitter: “We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can.”

Amid the chaos in Kabul, the United States Embassy in Afghanistan has issued an immediate travel warning: “U.S. citizens should avoid traveling to the airport and avoid airport gates at this time.”

“There has been a large explosion at the airport, and there are reports of gunfire. U.S. citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately.”

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken speculated that there could be as many as 1,500 still waiting to be evacuated from the country.

The United States is aiming to safely return all Americans back to the U.S. prior to August 31st when the military plans to withdraw from the country.

Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. Every decision Joe Blows makes is a disaster, classic clueless career politician…he needs assistance living and a tub of ice cream. There was no need to pull out – keep ~3,000 troops and our air bases – drone the Taliban to keep them at bay…now we simply turn it all over to them, including our military equipment to harbor terrorist that will be coming our way…unreal and what an embarrassment. I hope all the Biden/Harris voters are pleased.

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