Photos: Deadly attack outside Kabul airport

Family members visit wounded patients in a hospital
Family members visit wounded patients at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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A bomb went off near the entrance to Kabul’s airport Thursday, ripping through crowds of Afghans and foreign nationals waiting for evacuation from the country. The explosion complicated an already nightmarish airlift just before the U.S. deadline to remove its troops from the country.

The attack killed 13 U.S. service personnel, the Pentagon said, and well over 169 Afghans, but a final count might take time amid the confusion. U.S. officials also clarified Friday that there was a bombing only at the airport gate, not at two locations.

A masked man with a gun patrols outside the Kabul airport.
Taliban fighters secure the outer perimeter in plain sight of the American forces that control the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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A C-17 Globemaster aircraft takes off as armed men watch.
A C-17 Globemaster takes off as Taliban fighters secure the airport’s outer perimeter Sunday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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A truck sits near the airport where a large plane prepares to take off.
A C-17 Globemaster prepares to take off Sunday from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Armed men walk outside the airport.
Taliban fighters secure the outer perimeter alongside the American-controlled side of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
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A wounded patient lies in the recovery unit at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul.
A wounded patient lies in the recovery unit at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul.
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Medical workers attend to a patient.
Medical workers attend to a patient brought by an ambulance to a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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British soldiers secure the perimeter outside the Baron Hotel
British soldiers secure the perimeter outside the Baron Hotel, near the Kabul airport.
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A wounded patient lies on a gurney in the hallway
A wounded patient waits to be transported to another floor at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital.
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Hospital staff rolls a patient on a gurney in the darkness
Hospital staff rolls in a bombing victim who was brought by Taliban members.
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Two boys embrace each other as they weep in a parking lot
Two boys embrace as they weep outside Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul.
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A wounded patient is brought by taxi to a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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A Taliban fighter guards a checkpoint outside the airport in Kabul on Thursday night.
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Afghan refugees sit on the ground in a group as British military secure the perimeter outside the Baron Hotel
Afghan refugees sit on the ground in a group as British military secure the perimeter outside the Baron Hotel, near the Abbey Gate, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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British soldiers secure the perimeter of the Baron Hotel, which is near the Kabul airport.
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A wounded patient is brought by taxi to a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Afghan refugees crouch in a group as British military secure the perimeter of the Baron Hotel
Afghan refugees crouch in a group as British military secure the perimeter of the Baron Hotel in Kabul.
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Volunteers and medical staff bring an injured man for treatment
Volunteers and medical staff bring an injured man for treatment after the bombing in Kabul.
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Volunteers and medical staff bring an injured man on a stretcher to a hospital
Volunteers and medical staff bring a man injured in the bombing to a hospital for treatment.
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Volunteers and medical staff unload bodies from a pickup truck outside a hospital
Volunteers and medical staff unload bodies from a pickup truck outside a hospital after the bombing.
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Taliban fighters stand in the bed of a pickup truck outside a hospital as volunteers bring injured people for treatment
Taliban fighters stand in the bed of a pickup truck outside a hospital as volunteers bring injured people for treatment after the bombing.
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Smoke rises from a deadly explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Smoke rises from a deadly explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Wounded women with bloodied faces arrive at a hospital for treatment
Wounded women arrive at a hospital in Kabul for treatment after the blast.
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A hospital worker lifts an injured man, whose head is bandaged, out of a car for treatment

A hospital worker lifts an injured man out of a car for treatment.
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Volunteers and medical staff bring an injured man, whose body is bloodied, to the hospital for treatment.
Volunteers and medical staff bring an injured man to the hospital for treatment.
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