A “number of U.S. service members were killed” in Thursday’s attack at the Kabul airport, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed.
“A number of others are being treated for wounds,” Kirby said. “We also know that a number of Afghans fell victim to this heinous attack.”
The exact number killed, or their branch of service, had not been confirmed by the Pentagon. Prior to Thursday, the last U.S. military combat death in Afghanistan occurred in February 2020.
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