Associated Press reports

12 US military personnel killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press is reporting now that 11 Marines and one daily medic have been confirmed killed in the Afghanistan bombing at the Kabul airport and nearby Baron Hotel.

The Taliban says that the US was in charge of securing the area which according to sources is not true. It was the Taliban who guaranteed security and safe passage for evacuation.

There will be a Pentagon briefing at the top of the hour.

It is the first service personnel killed since February 2020.