ISIS-K detonates suicide bomb, followed by gunfire on civilians. 12 US service members killed; report

Gen. McKenzie reports that 'ISIS gunmen' detonated a suicide bomb near the Baron Hotel and the Kabul airport." McKenzie continues saying that the attack was followed by "ISIS gunmen who opened fire on civilians and military forces. At this time, we know that 12 US service members have been killed in the attack."

Joe Biden is expected to address the nation following the loss of United States service members and Afghan civilians in the attack that was assessed to be "ISIS Fighters."

NBC News reported:

A dozen U.S. service members were killed and 15 wounded Thursday when two explosions rocked an area outside Kabul's airport, the Pentagon said.

Taliban sources told NBC News that 13 people including children were killed in what they described as a suicide attack. Russia’s Foreign Ministry gave the same death toll.

The explosions came hours after the United States and its allies had warned of a potential terror attack at the airport as thousands gathered in a desperate effort to flee after the Taliban's takeover of the country.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Twitter that there was an initial blast outside the airport's Abbey Gate and "at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel," a short distance away.

CORRECTION/ UPDATE: It was listed as ISIS-K who is responsible for the attack.
CORRECTION AGAIN: Gen Taylor now says there was likely only one suicide bomb.


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