After Thursday’s terrorist attack at the Kabul airport, on Sunday the United States issued a warning of a possible further attack in the Afghan capital. Also, according to the Taliban who control Kabul, the risk of another attack is “very high”. – Do not go to the airport – the fighters are appealing to people who want to get there.
In a statement released, the US Embassy in Kabul warns of “a specific and credible threat”. According to the Americans, areas near the airport, including gates, are at risk. The embassy’s Sunday warning is a confirmation of Friday’s words US President Joe Biden, who said there was another terrorist attack can take place in Kabul within 24-36 hours.
According to Al-Jazeera’s TV report, the Taliban are also very concerned about the existing danger. According to the station, the threat from the so-called Islamic State (IS) “is very high and very likely.” – Don’t go to the airport – appeal the Taliban.
The Taliban are particularly concerned about the southern entrance to the airport, which is protected by an armed group, as well as the northwest corner of the airport. “The Taliban said they were incredibly concerned about the threat posed by the IS. They pushed people away, put barbed wire across the road to stop anyone wishing to come in and be able to break the crowd away,” reported Al-Jazeera.
The evacuation from Kabul is coming to an end
Meanwhile, an evacuation operation led by American forces ends at the airport in Kabul. Earlier on Sunday, Reuters reported that there are still just over 1,000 civilians left ready for departure. – We want every foreign civilian and those who are at risk to be evacuated today. Military forces will begin to leave Kabul after this process is over, the Reuters agency quoted a Western security official in the Afghan capital.
President Joe Biden made a reservation that the United States would meet the September 31st deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. An American official told Reuters on Saturday that less than 4,000 soldiers remained at the Kabul airport.
On Thursday, terrorist attacks were carried out at the international airport in Kabul, targeting crowds gathering in its vicinity. The terrorist organization Islamic State of the Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) admitted to carrying out the attacks. 169 Afghans and 13 American soldiers were killed in the attacks, the PA agency reported.
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