WASHINGTON — A thirteenth U.S. services member has died from his wounds and the range of hurt has risen to 18 after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive in the vicinity of Hamid Karzai Intercontinental Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday.

The hurt support customers are remaining evacuated from Afghanistan on specifically equipped C-17 aircraft with surgical units, a spokesperson for U.S. Central Command explained Thursday night.

U.S. Maritime Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, reported in a briefing before Thursday that a quantity of Afghan civilians were also killed, but he was not equipped to present a exact selection.

The common, who oversees the U.S. military’s functions in the region, said that the Pentagon was functioning to ascertain attribution for the attack but included that the latest assessment is that the bomber is affiliated with ISIS.

ISIS afterwards claimed obligation for the assault.

McKenzie explained that the U.S. is still checking “very active threats” to the airport that vary from suicide bombers to rocket attacks. McKenzie reported that despite the attack, the U.S. unexpected emergency evacuation mission continues.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin expressed his condolences in a assertion Thursday and condemned the assault that “took their lives at the quite minute these troops had been striving to preserve the lives of other individuals.”

“We will not be dissuaded from the undertaking at hand. To do everything much less — specifically now — would dishonor the intent and sacrifice these adult males and gals have rendered our region and the persons of Afghanistan,” Austin additional.

About 5,400 U.S. company members are assisting with evacuation endeavours in Kabul. The British have about 1,000 troops helping with the evacuation. Britain’s Ministry of Defense mentioned there were no noted casualties between its government and armed forces staff in Kabul after the assault.

President Joe Biden addressed the country on the attack Thursday night.

“The president fulfilled with his national protection staff Thursday early morning, together with Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Personnel U.S. Military Gen. Mark Milley as perfectly as commanders on the ground in Kabul,” the White Household claimed in a assertion.

“He will continue on to be briefed on updates on the evolving problem throughout the working day,” the assertion additional.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul had issued a protection notify Wednesday urging Americans to avoid the airport. “U.S. citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should go away promptly,” the inform explained.

The embassy yet again told Individuals right after the assault Thursday not to travel to the airport and to stay clear of its gates.

In the past 24 hours, Western forces evacuated 13,400 men and women out of Kabul on 91 army cargo plane flights. Since the mass evacuations started Aug. 14, somewhere around 95,700 individuals have been airlifted out of Afghanistan.

About 101,300 folks have been evacuated given that the stop of July, which include about 5,000 U.S. citizens and their families.

Warning: Graphic graphic. Volunteers and health care team unload bodies from a pickup truck outside a hospital following two powerful explosions, which killed at minimum six folks, exterior the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021.

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A Condition Office spokesperson claimed Thursday that about 500 of the 1,500 People believed to be nonetheless in Afghanistan have been evacuated.

“We are now in contact with the roughly 1,000 Americans we consider keep on being in Afghanistan. And, the wide bulk — in excess of two-thirds — educated us that they were having techniques to depart,” the spokesperson added.

Biden on Tuesday reiterated to leaders of the G-7, NATO, United Nations and European Union that the United States will withdraw its navy from Afghanistan by the stop of the month.

The president warned that staying for a longer time in Afghanistan carries really serious dangers for foreign troops and civilians. Biden mentioned ISIS-K, an Afghanistan-centered affiliate of the terror team, provides a expanding danger to the airport.

“Each individual working day we are on the ground is an additional day we know that ISIS-K is trying to find to concentrate on the airport and attack the two U.S. and allied forces and innocent civilians,” he explained.

The Taliban reported before Tuesday that the group will no for a longer period make it possible for Afghan nationals to go away the state on evacuation flights nor will they settle for an extension of the withdrawal deadline outside of the conclude of the thirty day period.

“We are not in favor of permitting Afghans to depart,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid advised reporters for the duration of a news convention Tuesday.

“They [the Americans] have the chance, they have all the means, they can take all the folks that belong to them, but we are not heading to make it possible for Afghans to go away and we will not lengthen the deadline,” he stated. Evacuations carried out by overseas forces soon after Aug. 31 would be a “violation” of a Biden administration guarantee to conclusion the U.S. military’s mission in the country, Mujahid explained.

CNBC’s Spencer Kimball contributed to this report from New York.