Pentagon: US troops death toll rises to 13 with 18 others injured

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A US official says two bomb explosions at Kabul international airport kills at least 13 US troops and wounds 18 others. Daesh terror group claimed responsibility for the explosions that also left 90 Afghan civilians dead and more than 140 others injured. The attack marked the first US military casualties in Afghanistan since February 2020 and represented the deadliest incident for American troops in the country in a decade. General Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, said the explosions were followed by gunfight. He added that the threat from Daesh persists alongside QUOTE other active threat streams.

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