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Kabul airport attack worst US loss in Afghanistan since 2011

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Washington (AFP) – The 13 US military troops killed in the bombing attack on Kabul airport Thursday amounted to the worst single-day loss for the Pentagon in Afghanistan since 2011. The US Defense Department said 13 were killed after two suicide bombers deployed by the Afghanistan branch of the Islamic State group detonated their bombs by a key gate into the airport and at a nearby hotel used for staging evacuees. The initial toll was 12, which increased when an additional service member died from his wounds. Ten of those killed and several wounded were US Marines, Marine Corps spokesman Major…

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