Several US troops were killed in a bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday.
“We can confirm that today’s complex attack at Kabul Airport has killed many U.S. military personnel,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
He added that several other people were being treated for the wound.
“We also know that many Afghans have been victims of this vicious attack,” Kirby said. “Our thoughts and prayers are directed at the loved ones and teammates of all those who have been killed or injured.”
The bombing took place on or near Abbey Gate on the eastern side of the airport on Thursday evening local time.
One departed at the gate before at least one exploded near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from the gate.
Local media outlets released photos of the injured and bloody people, and hospital staff said they reported six deaths.
US President Joe Biden, like Vice President Kamala Harris, was briefed on the situation in Washington during his return from Asia, officials said. Biden and the White House canceled or postponed the scheduled press conference and meeting and did not issue an official statement more than two hours after the bombing.
Other world leaders warned that the situation at the airport was dangerous and volatile, with the United States planning to withdraw the rest of the army in the next few days.
French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters during his visit to Ireland that “the next time will remain very dangerous in Kabul and the airport.”
No group has been accused by the Taliban and responsible for attacks that some believed to be the work of the ISIS terrorist group and its affiliates.
Meanwhile, a member of the House of Representatives urged Biden to appear and talk to the state about what had happened.
“”Americans need to hear from the president Biden About his plan to drive all Americans out of Afghanistan today, “Representative Fred Keller (Republican) said on social media.
“President Biden, loosen our army and allow them to safely take out all Americans and do their job to take them out now!” Jodey Arrington (Republican) Has been added.