Breaking: A number of US service members were killed in a blast at the Hama Karzai International airport on Thursday, according to the Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. Additionally, a number of others were wounded in the suicide attack.
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US govt had intel ahead of suicide bombing outside the gates of Kabul airport; admin sources pointing to the very specific information in the security alert Wednesday night that "U.S. citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately."
Biden was in the Situation Room with his team when they received news of the first explosion, per official.
Remains there now with his team as information comes in.
CNN's Albert Lutan spotted @SecDef@SecBlinken & JCS Chair Mark Milley arriving for the daily meeting this AM.
We can confirm that the explosion at the Abbey Gate was the result of a complex attack that resulted in a number of US & civilian casualties. We can also confirm at least one other explosion at or near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from Abbey Gate. We will continue to update.
Breaking: According to initial reports, there are some US personnel among the wounded in the explosion outside Hamid Karzai International Airport on Thursday, according to three US officials and a source familiar with the situation. @CNN reporting
US Embassy Kabul Alert:
“Event: EXPLOSION AT THE ABBEY GATE OF KABUL AIRPORT, REPORTS OF GUNFIRE
There has been a large explosion at the airport, and there are reports of gunfire.
U.S. citizens should avoid traveling to the airport and avoid airport gates at this time.” twitter.com/jimsciutto/sta…
There was an explosion at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, two US officials tell @barbarastarrcnn & me. One official said there are injuries amongst Afghans, but there is no information yet on any US casualties.
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