Washington, Aug 27 (AP) In the US, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered the flag to be flown at half-mast at the US Capitol (Parliament Building) in honor of US soldiers and others killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. The office said they ordered the flag to be flown at half-mast on Thursday after bombings outside Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The death toll in the attack has risen to 13, according to central command spokesman Captain Bill Urban. The updated number of wounded is now 18, and they are all C-17s with special equipment.
According to Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban, the death toll in the attack has risen to 13. The updated number of wounded is now 18, and all of them are in the process of being evacuated from Afghanistan by C-17 aircraft with specialized equipment. Medical facilities are available in the aircraft.
At least 60 Afghans were also killed in this attack.
AP Amit Manisha