The atmosphere in Kabul, Afghanistan turned deadly Thursday. ISIS-K, a terrorist group opposed to the Taliban, took credit for a bombing and gun attacks at Hamid Karzai International Airport that killed Americans and Afghan civilians.
Another explosion near the Baron Hotel, close to the initial bombing at the Abbey Gate, resulted in a "number of U.S. & civilian casualties," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby tweeted Thursday.
Here's what we know:
How many people died in Kabul today?
Eleven Marines, a Navy corpsman and another service member whose service branch was not immediately clear were killed in the attacks at the Kabul airport.
Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said a "a number of Afghan citizens" were also killed or injured. Ten victims of the attack were dead upon arriving at an Italian charity hospital.
How many Americans are still in Afghanistan?
The State Department said Thursday it is tracking roughly 1,000 U.S. citizens believed to still be in Afghanistan. The majority are making preparations to leave, said the State Department.
Are Americans still being evacuated from the Kabul Airport?
Gen. McKenzie said Thursday the U.S. government is continuing to evacuate civilians amid the attacks.
"Despite this attack, we are continuing the mission... As of today, we have approximately 5,000 evacuees on the ramp (at the airport) awaiting airlift," he said.
More than 104,000 citizens have been evacuated from the airport since Aug. 14, the general confirmed.
Is the U.S. working with the Taliban?
McKenzie said Thursday that the U.S. and the Taliban share the goal of completing evacuation procedures by Aug. 31.
"They have a practical reason for wanting us to get out of here by the 31st of August," McKenzie told reporters. "They want to reclaim the airfield."
"We've reached out to the Taliban. We've told them you need to continue to push out the security perimeter. We've identified some roads that we would like for them to close" to reduce suicide-born vehicle threats, McKenzie said.
"As long as we keep that common purpose aligned, they've been useful to work with. They cut some of our security concerns down," he added.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Taliban are not friends of the U.S., but coordination with the group is necessary in order to complete evacuation efforts by the deadline.
“I'm not trying to sugarcoat what we think of the Taliban,” Psaki told reporters. “They're not a group we trust. They are not our friends, we have never said that.”
“It is also the reality that the Taliban controls large swathes of Afghanistan,” she added. “And to date, because of coordination with the Taliban, we've been able to evacuate more than 104,000 people, save 104,000 lives, and that coordination is necessary in order to continue our evacuation measures.”
How much U.S. equipment may be left in Kabul?
Some U.S. military equipment may be left behind in Afghanistan during U.S. troop withdrawal to reserve space aboard C-17 cargo jets for remaining troops. The Apache attack helicopters, Chinook helicopters and other vehicles used for extraction will likely be abandoned.
If the equipment needs to be destroyed, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said “we’ll do that, and we’ll do that appropriately.”
Airstrikes and incendiary hand grenades may be used to destroy the equipment at a later date, a Defense official said.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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