Wednesday, January 19, 2022

UK, US issue Kabul airport warning as thousands still waiting to fly out

The US and UK have warned its citizens to move away from Kabul airport and avoid travelling there due to security threats.

Both countries issued alerts late on Wednesday as thousands of people are still waiting inside and outside the airport waiting to fly out.

More than 82,000 have been airlifted from Kabul, which fell to the Taliban 10 days ago.

Countries are rushing to evacuate people by a 31 August deadline.

In an alert on Wednesday, the US State Department told those waiting at the Abbey Gate, East Gate or North Gate to “leave immediately”.

Earlier, the UK issued similar advice asking people to move away from the airport to a safer location.Neither the US or UK gave any further information on the security threat.
The US Foreign Office said the situation in Afghanistan ‘remains volatile’ adding that there was “an ongoing and high threat of a terrorist attack”.
“Only the United States could organise and execute a mission of this scale and this complexity,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters in Washington.

He added that the US would help those who wanted to leave Afghanistan “not just during the duration of our evacuation and relocation mission, but every day thereafter”.

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