Editor’s Note: The total number of U.S. casualties has now risen to 13. This article will be updated as additional information is reported.
Following multiple heinous bomb attacks targeting American troops in Kabul, at least 12 U.S. soldiers were killed on Thursday, the Pentagon confirmed during a 3:00 p.m. ET press briefing.
Among those who lost their lives were 11 Marines and one Navy medic, the Associated Press confirmed. 15 more soldiers were reported wounded.
“At least 12 U.S. service members were among the dead, including 11 Marines and one Navy medic, according to two U.S. officials. Officials say a number of US military troops were wounded and warned the toll could grow. It was not clear if they were included in the Russian toll,” the outlet reported.
The Pentagon expects the death toll to rise after a third bombing near the Kabul airport was reported this afternoon.
“We can confirm that a number of U.S. service members were killed in today’s complex attack at Kabul airport. A number of others are being treated for wounds. We also know that a number of Afghans fell victim to this heinous attack,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby released a statement earlier today. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones and teammates of all those killed and injured.”
The Pentagon stated that they expect the attacks to continue, but they will still carry out the mission of evacuating all U.S. citizens.
Joe Biden remains silent on the tragic loss of at least a dozen American lives.
RSBN sends its condolences and prayers to the soldiers and their families. This story is developing.