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How many marines died in Afghanistan 26 August 2021

Two suicide bombers attacked the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday 26 August 2021.

As a result, according to Afghan and US officials, at least 60 Afghans and 12 US military personnel were killed, the Associated Press reports.

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US officials said 11 Marines and 1 US Navy medic were among the dead.

Another 15 US military personnel were injured.

At the same time, officials warned that the number of victims could rise.

Later, a US spokesman told the Reuters news agency that the number of US servicemen killed in the terrorist attack in Afghanistan had risen to 13.

He added that the death toll of the US military is likely to increase.

This incident in terms of casualties for the US military in Afghanistan was the largest in the past decade.

More than 140 Afghans were injured in the attacks, according to an Afghan spokesman.

The Islamic State terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attacks.

At the same time, the Taliban, who seized power in Afghanistan, condemned the attack.

US President Joe Biden threatened the terrorists with retribution.

“We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Biden said.

As of July 27, 2018, 2,372 soldiers and 4 civilians of the US Department of Defense have died in the war in Afghanistan.

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