At least 12 U.S service members have been killed and 15 wounded after massive explosions outside the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Afghanistan.

According to a US official, a number of Afghanistans were also injured.

The spokesperson of the Pentagon, John Kirby, confirmed the explosion outside of the airport, adding that the number of affected persons was still unclear.

“We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can,” he said in a tweet.

According to a quote from a White House official , President Joe Biden has been briefed on the incident.

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