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UPDATE: Twelve Americans were Killed on Thursday in two Suicide Bombings around the Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Kabul, Afghanistan, Twelve Americans were killed on Thursday in two suicide bombings around the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, where U.S. forces have been working to evacuate thousands of U.S. and Afghan civilians.

Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, confirmed to reporters that 12 U.S. service members were killed and 15 others were injured. Numerous Afghan civilians were also injured by the blasts, which were determined to be carried out by ISIS fighters, McKenzie said.

Statement from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David H. Berger:

“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we learned several Marines and other service members were killed and wounded in the Kabul attacks today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families as they are notified of this devastating loss.
These fallen heroes answered the call to go into harm’s way to do the honorable work of helping others. We are proud of their service and deeply saddened by their loss. As we mourn, we also keep those who are still over there protecting Americans and our Afghan partners at the forefront of our thoughts. Our Marines will continue the mission, carrying on our Corps’ legacy of always standing ready to meet the challenges of every extraordinary task our Nation requires of her Marines.

I am continually humbled by the courage and warrior spirit exhibited every day by Marines across the globe. The sacrifices Marines make on behalf of freedom must never go unnoticed or unappreciated. I ask that you keep these Marines and service members, and especially their families, in your thoughts and prayers.”

Jack Ciattarelli, the Republican nominee for New Jersey Governor, released the following statement in response to the terrorist attack in Kabul :

“Melinda and I send our deepest sympathies to the families of all those lost in the terrorist attack in Kabul . As the parents of a serviceman, our hearts go out to them. The attack today, targeting and killing American troops on the ground, is another heartbreaking and infuriating tragedy that could have been avoided. This is a national embarrassment and a disgrace for which the Biden Administration must be held accountable.”

Twp of Washington NJ, From the office of Twp of Washington Mayor Peter Calamari:
All flags in the township have been ordered to be flown at half mast. We are praying for our troops, Americans in the region and families affected by today’s horrific tragedies in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo,  I have directed the Superintendent of Public Works to lower the Borough’s flag to half mast forthwith. For the best of us …lost forever to us …in Afghanistan today.

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  1. China Joe made to look stupid. Again.

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