State Department warns U.S. citizens to leave Kabul Airport gates “immediately” due to threats


The State Department has warned US citizens at gates outside Kabul’s airport to leave “immediately” for intimidation.

“Because of security threats outside the gates of Kabul Airport, we advise U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and avoid the airport gates at this time unless specifically instructed by a U.S. government representative. I am. ” Security alert Said Wednesday from the US Embassy in Kabul. “US citizens at Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate need to leave immediately.”

No specific details about the threat are given in the bulletin, but there are concerns about the safety of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport as evacuation continues by August 31, the deadline for U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan after the Taliban. It is increasing. Acquisition.

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“Every day we are on the ground is another day we know that ISIS-K is targeting the airport and attacking both the U.S. and Allied forces, and innocent civilians. . ” President Joe Biden said..

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth Development Department has issued a similarly urgent message about the threat of terrorism at the airport.

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“The security situation in Afghanistan remains unstable. The threat of terrorist attacks is ongoing and high. Do not travel to Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport. If you are in the airport area, move to a safe place and further Please wait for the advice. ” Updated guidance from the office Said on Wednesday.

The United States has evacuated approximately 82,000 people from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on military and coalition flights since August 14, the day before the Taliban occupied the capital of Afghanistan and overwhelmed the old government, Biden officials said Wednesday. Stated.At least 4,000 U.S. passport carriers and their families are among those evacuated, but Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday. 1,500 U.S. citizens left..

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