U.S. warns Americans to stay away from Kabul Airport after the ISIS threat


Escape from Taliban fighters on airport roads in Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghans flee from Taliban fighters at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times / Getty Images

  • The United States has warned Afghan Americans to leave Kabul’s airport.

  • Authorities reportedly believe that Islamic State groups could launch an attack.

  • Security alerts warned about “potential security threats outside the gates of Kabul Airport”.

U.S. officials have warned American citizens in Afghanistan to leave Kabul Airport due to threats from Islamic State groups, media reported Saturday.

The US Embassy in Afghanistan Security alert Flag “potential security threats outside the gates of Kabul Airport”.

“We are currently advising US citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and avoid airport gates unless specifically instructed by a US government representative,” the warning said.

The press, citing anonymous US officials, reported that the main threat came from ISIS’s Afghanistan branch.

US officials believe that ISIS could simultaneously launch an attack that would harm Americans, damaging the Taliban’s sense of control. The New York Times reported.. The Times added that it is unclear whether ISIS can respond to such attacks.

The warning will come in just one day President Joe Biden promised “Any American who wants to go home will take you home.” He said more than 18,000 people have been evacuated since last month.

The new threat has frustrated Hamid Karzai International Airport and the United States’ efforts to bring refugees abroad.

1 official Told the Associated Press A small group of Americans receive specific instructions on how to evacuate, that is, to move to a transit point where the military can greet them.

The Associated Press reported that the details of the ISIS threat were unknown, but authorities said the threat was serious.

The scene around the airport on Saturday morning was chaotic and hopeless. Thousands, including children, were seen in the video and some were pressed against barbed wire fences in a crowd rushing out of the airport gate.

The Associated Press reported that evacuation continued on Saturday, but the turmoil meant that the plane had to depart before they were full.

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