US embassy asks citizens to avoid Kabul airport gates 'immediately'

The embassy has also ask citizens to avoid travelling to the Taliban-controlled nation due to security reasons

The US embassy has asked Americans, in Afghanistan to avoid travelling to Kabul airport and asked them to stay away from Abbey gate, East gate, North gate or the New Ministry of Interior gate. The embassy has also ask citizens to avoid travelling to the Taliban-controlled nation due to security reasons.
 
The United States embassy in Kabul on its website said in a statement, “Because of security threats at the Kabul airport, we continue to advise US citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates." The advisory has come after the United States army warned that there could be more attacks ahead of President Joe Biden's deadline on August 31 to withdraw the US troops from Afghanistan.
 
According to the White House statement, the United States facilitated the evacuation of approximately 105,000 people since August 14 and, since end of July, US has re-located roughly 110,600 people. The State Department says it is tracking nearly thousand American citizens who it believes may still be in Taliban- controlled nation.
 
On Thursday, Afghanistan has witnessed twin deadly blasts in which not less than 35 people had lost their lives and over 70 injured. According to two anonymous US officials, among which, at least 12 US service members were among the dead, including 11 Marines and one Navy medic. ISIS-K, a terror organisation has taken responsibility for the deadly attacks at Kabul’s airport.

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