Terror Attack In Afghanistan

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UPDATED: 8/27 8 a.m.

The U.S. and its allies are warning that more terrorist attacks in Kabul are likely as the deadline for withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan draws closer. That sobering assessment comes a day after two suicide bombers killed dozens of people near the airport in Kabul. Thirteen U.S. service members lost their lives and 18 were wounded in attacks at a place where thousands of people are hoping to be evacuated now that the Taliban rules the country. There are reports that 90 or more Afghans were killed in Thursday's attacks.

UPDATED: 8/26 7 p.m.

President Biden says "it's been a tough day" and confirmed the attack was carried out by ISIS-K. He called the deceased service members "heroes" and said the situation in Afghanistan is "evolving." He added that "his heart aches" for the families of the dead troops. The President says he's been in constant contact with U.S. military leaders. 

12 American service members are killed and another 15 are injured as the troops try to get people out of the war-torn country. In addition, at least 60 Afghan civilians are among the dead. That is according to health officials in the city.

The U.S. State Department is in contact with the remaining thousand American citizens still stranded in Afghanistan. According to officials, roughly two-thirds of those people are actively trying to leave the country, while another 500 have been evacuated in the last 24 hours. The 1,500 U.S. nationals represent the last of the 6,000 Americans that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said were left behind when the evacuation from Afghanistan began less than two weeks ago. 

President Biden Addresses The Nation After Explosions Rock Kabul

President Joe Biden speaks about the situation in Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House on August 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. At least 12 American service members were killed on Thursday by suicide bomb attacks near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

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