12 U.S. service members were killed, 15 wounded in attack near Kabul airport, Pentagon says

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed that 12 U.S. service members have been killed and 15 wounded after two suicide bombers detonated explosives near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.U.S. Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, said that a number of Afghan civilians were also killed but was not able to provide a precise number.The explosions took place near the airport's Abbey Gate and the Baron Hotel immediately adjacent, McKenzie said. Several gunmen opened fire on civilians and military forces after the explosion at Abbey Gate, he said.The general, who oversees the U.S. military's operations in the region, said that the Pentagon is working to determine attribution for the attack, but added that the current assessment is that the bombers are affiliated with ISIS.He said that the U.S. is still monitoring "extremely active threats" to the airport that range from suicide bombers to rocket attacks. McKenzie said that
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