Office of Protection officers are predicted to keep a news briefing Thursday on the circumstance in Afghanistan following the terror attacks on the Kabul airport that still left dozens lifeless, including several US Marines.
Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby and Military Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor have been set to speak at 10:30 a.m. but the briefing was delayed amid the chaos in Afghanistan, and rescheduled for 3 p.m., according to CNN.
Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Kabul’s worldwide airport early Thursday, leaving at least 40 lifeless and 120 injured, according to Afghan officers.
A single explosion transpired when the ISIS bomber detonated their vest outside the house the Hamid Karzai Global Airport’s Abbey Gate, the airfield’s principal entrance — exactly where a group of Afghans had been standing in a canal waiting to check out and get on evacuation flights, in accordance to experiences.
The 2nd blast was a short length absent, exterior the nearby Baron Hotel.
The Pentagon verified the explosions and reported that “a number of US support members” ended up killed and several others injured.
The lifeless incorporated a number of Marines, officers informed The Related Press. A number of US troops ended up also wounded.
President Biden has however to difficulty a remark on the assaults. He was in the situation area in the course of the morning becoming briefed on the condition, in accordance to experiences.