State Department gives briefing on Afghanistan | USA TODAY 1

State Department gives briefing on Afghanistan | USA TODAY

 

The US State Department holds a briefing in Washington DC.

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In the hours after Thursday's bombings near Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport, evacuations of Americans and their allies restarted, an effort to get out as many civilians ahead of the military's withdrawal, just four days away.

The death toll from the blasts includes 11 U.S. Marines, a Navy hospital corpsman, and another service member whose branch was not immediately identified, American officials said. At least 18 U.S. service members were injured. It was the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan since August 2011.

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