Evacuations resume in Kabul after deadly attacks that killed 100-plus including 13 U.S. troops

Kabul Airport by Carl Montgomery is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Evacuations resumed Friday in Afghanistan, one day after two suicide bombings outside the international airport in the capital city of Kabul killed 13 U.S. service members and roughly Afghans waiting and hoping for a flight out of the country.

The deadly terror attack Thursday was the worst of the chaos and violence at the airport since the Taliban, with unexpected swiftness, took control of the country roughly two weeks ago, sending Americans and their Afghan allies fleeing. 

The bombings – a suicide bomb near an airport gate and a car bomb outside of a nearby hotel – killed at least 95 Afghans and the 13 American service members, including four Marines and a Navy corpsman, U.S. officials said.

Thursday was the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan since August 2011, according to the Associated Press. 

The U.S. says over 100,000 people have so far been evacuated from Kabul, with roughly 1,000 Americans and tens of thousands more Afghans still awaiting departure.
Kabul Airport by Carl Montgomery is licensed under CC BY 2.0