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Photos from Afghanistan following explosions outside Kabul’s airport

A person wounded in a bomb blast outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan on Thursday arrived at a hospital in Kabul.Victor J. Blue/NYT

Officials say more than a dozen people were killed and more were wounded when suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday.

“We can confirm that a number of U.S. service members were killed in today’s complex attack at Kabul airport,” John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement. “A number of others are being treated for wounds. We also know that a number of Afghans fell victim to this heinous attack.”

Here are photos from the scene.

Medical staff brought an injured man to a hospital in an ambulance after two powerful explosions in Kabul.WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images
A person wounded in a bomb blast outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan was carried to a stretcher at a hospital in Kabul. Victor J. Blue/NYT
An ambulance rushed to the site of an explosion near the airport in Kabul. JIM HUYLEBROEK/NYT
Volunteers and medical staff unloaded bodies from a pickup truck outside a hospital after two powerful explosions outside the airport in Kabul. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images
A person wounded in a bomb blast arrived at a hospital in Kabul. Victor J. Blue/NYT
A person wounded in a bomb blast arrived at a hospital in Kabul. Victor J. Blue/NYT
Smoke rose from a deadly explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday. Two suicide bombers and gunmen have targeted crowds massing near the Kabul airport, in the waning days of a massive airlift that has drawn thousands of people seeking to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Nillab Burhan/Associated Press
A person wounded in an explosion near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 26, 2021, arrived on a stretcher at a hospital in Kabul. JIM HUYLEBROEK/NYT
People were sent away from the scene of a bomb blast outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.JIM HUYLEBROEK/NYT
Wounded women arrived at a hospital for treatment after two blasts.WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images
People near the scene following a bomb blast outside the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.JIM HUYLEBROEK/NYT

Maria Elena Little Endara can be reached at mariaelena.littleendara@globe.com.