Two Suicide Bombings in Kabul Leave 13 Americans, More Than 60 Afghans Dead

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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, August 27, 2021 ~ Thursday, two suicide bombings occured in Kabul, Afghanistan. One outside Hamid Karzai International Airport and one at the Baron Hotel in Kabul, killing 13 US service members, and injured 18 more. Additionally, more than 60 Afghan people were killed, and more than 150 were injured.

ISIS-K, a sect of ISIS from the Khorasan province in Afghanistan has claimed to be the group that carried out the attack, though no evidence has connected the group as of yet.

We need to get every American out. We need to get every ally out. We need to do the right thing and keep our promises,” said Iraq War Veteran John James to 760 WJR‘s Kevin Dietz. “And if the President of the United States cannot or will not do that, then he needs to step aside and let somebody who can, do.”

August 27, 2021 ~ Iraq War Veteran John James gives his reaction to Kevin Dietz about what is going on in Afghanistan.

August 27, 2021 ~ Former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and Alabama Representative Mike Rogers tells Paul W. the Afghanistan pullout was not handled properly.

President Joe Biden has taken “responsibility” for the attacks in Kabul, which resulted in the first American casualties since February of 2020.

I bear the responsibility, fundamentally, of everything that’s happened of late,” Biden said.

Foreign officials are voicing distrust in the Biden Administration and the American Government.

I was with a very senior Pakistani security official maybe two weeks ago now,” said Former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and Alabama Representative Mike Rogers to 760 WJR‘s Paul W. Smith. “There was some suggestion about, ‘hey there might be a way that Pakistan could help on the security after this mess,’ and this guy looked me right in the eye and said ‘why would anyone ever trust the United States again.'”

We’re running out of time. These people have basically four and a half days left,” said former Michigan Congressman and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Rocky Raczkowski to Kevin Dietz. “These people are trapped, and we have done this.”

Biden has stated that he is prepared to send more troops into Afghanistan if necessary.

To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this,” said Biden. “We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

America will not be intimidated.

August 26, 2021 ~ Rocky Raczkowski talks with Kevin Dietz about the latest in Afghanistan and the explosions at the airport.