US Marines wounded in Kabul airport attack still in hospital

Almost a month after the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, four US Marines wounded in the attack remain hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to a report.

One of the Marines is in “very serious but stable condition,” while the others are in “serious but stable condition,” Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Johnny Henderson told Stars and Stripes on Tuesday.

Their identities and the nature of their injuries have not been released, according to the military branch’s protocol.

The numbers of hospitalized Marines are down from Sept. 7, when 15 were being treated at Walter Reed, one of whom was in critical condition, three others in serious condition and 11 stable, according to the military newspaper.

Thirteen US service members — 11 Marines, an Army soldier and a Navy corpsman — were killed Aug. 26 when an ISIS-K member set off the bomb outside the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in the capital of Afghanistan.

Smoke rises from the Kabul airport after a suicide bomb detonated in a massive crowd of people attempting to flee the Taliban.
AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon
Afghanistan civilians attend to the wounded after an ISIS-K suicide bomb went off in the Kabul airport during the US withdrawal process.
Afghanistan civilians attend to the wounded after an ISIS-K suicide bomb went off at the Kabul airport during the US withdrawal process.
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More than 20 US troops were wounded in the attack, including 17 Marines.

At least 169 Afghans also were killed in the blast amid the chaotic Biden administration troop withdrawal. The American troops were processing would-be evacuees to be flown out of the country following the Taliban takeover.