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Death toll from Kabul blast reportedly jumps to 170

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the August 26 twin suicide bombs, which killed scores of people including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport on August 27, 2021. (WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)
A Taliban fighter stands guard at the site of the August 26 twin suicide bombs, which killed scores of people including 13 US troops, at Kabul airport on August 27, 2021. (WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

The death toll from yesterday’s Kabul airport attack has jumped to 170 people, with nearly 200 others wounded, CBS reports.

Assessments as of this morning in Afghanistan had placed the number at at least 95, with 13 US troops among them.

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