Ground Report | New Delhi: Another attack feared at Kabul airport; In the wake of the deadly attack on Kabul airport three days ago, the United States has warned its citizens to leave the area, warning of a “specific and verified threat” near Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Another attack feared at Kabul airport
Terrorist threats have hampered U.S. military-led evacuation efforts, and Washington has called for closer security cooperation with the Taliban in the wake of Thursday’s ISIS Khurasan group attack that killed dozens of Afghan civilians, including 13 Americans. Has been forced to prevent such an incident from happening again.
The US embassy in Kabul said in a security alert: “Because of a specific and verified threat, US citizens should immediately leave all areas around Kabul airport,” the AFP news agency reported. ‘
In its warning, the US embassy described the south gate of Airport Circle, the new Interior Ministry office and the gate near the Panjshir petrol station on the northwest side of the airport as a danger zone.
Earlier on Saturday, US President Joe Biden called the situation “extremely dangerous” and warned that his military commanders believed a new attack could take place in the next 24 to 36 hours.
ISIL’s Khurasan group claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack on Kabul airport, prompting the United States to retaliate against the group’s “planner.”
Britain completes evacuation
Britain also withdrew its last troops from Afghanistan as it completed its withdrawal on Saturday.
However, hundreds of Afghans working for the UK and settling in the UK have been left behind.
According to AFP, the British Ministry of Defense in its tweet posted pictures of tired soldiers entering a plane and said: “The last flight took off from Kabul with the soldiers of the British Armed Forces.”
The ministry wrote in tribute to the soldiers: “Thank you to all those who served so bravely in the most stressful and frightening conditions so that vulnerable civilians could be evacuated safely.”