Number of countries urges citizens to leave Kabul Airport due to terrorist act threat

Source : 112 Ukraine

People who stay outside the airport are recommended to urgently leave this area
14:39, 26 August 2021

Deutsche Welle

A number of countries have stated a high risk of the terrorist act at the Kabul Airport and warned their citizens from visiting it as BBC reported.

Australia, the U.S. and the UK released the warning for their citizens. People who stay outside the airport are recommended to urgently leave this area.

"There is an ongoing and very high threat of a terrorist attack", Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, said.

Related: Taliban bans Afghan women from going out

The British authorities have already people to “transfer to safe place and wait for further advices.  The representatives of the Foreign Ministry noted that the situation with the safety in Afghanistan “remains unstable” added that there is a “constant and high risk of the terrorist attack”.

The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has urged the Americans to urgently leave the airport. The embassy referred to the security threat.

However, any of the countries provided extra information about the threat to security.

Related: 65 Afghan citizens apply for refugee status in Ukraine, - Border Guard Service

Earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called the terrorist attack on the Kabul Airport to be a real threat.

As we reported, over 82,300 people were evacuated from Kabul as of August 14. Many citizens of Afghanistan and foreigners try to leave the country. Nevertheless, according to a Pentagon representative, about 10,000 people stay at the airport of Kabul expecting the evacuation. It is expected that this number can increase soon. Meanwhile, it is harder for people to get into the airport even if they have permission to go abroad.


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