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US embassy points second warning, advises Individuals to keep away from Kabul airport attributable to ‘safety threats’

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul issued a second alert to Individuals on Friday, advising them to not journey to the airport and to keep away from airport gates attributable to “safety threats” in Afghanistan.

“Due to safety threats on the Kabul airport, we proceed to advise U.S. residents to keep away from touring to the airport and to keep away from airport gates,” the embassy wrote within the alert, which seemingly mirrored the primary one. 

Not like the primary alert the embassy issued on Wednesday, this one mentions the New Ministry of Inside Gate at Kabul airport as an space through which Individuals ought to instantly flee. “U.S. residents who’re on the Abbey gate, East gate, North gate or the New Ministry of Inside gate now ought to go away instantly.”

The embassy additionally included “actions to take” within the alert, which really helpful that Individuals in Afghanistan be “conscious of your environment always, particularly in massive crowds” and “observe the directions of native authorities together with motion restrictions associated to curfews.”

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul issued the same warning to Individuals in Afghanistan who have been desperately making an attempt to flee the nation, telling them to “keep away from airport gates at the moment except you obtain particular person directions from a U.S. authorities consultant to take action.”

The second alert from the embassy comes amid ongoing evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, and a day after an ISIS-claimed explosion left 13 U.S. service members useless and several other wounded.

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State Division spokesperson Ned Value stated Friday that America has “dropped at security, with our companions, greater than 100,000 people.” Value additionally declined to remark or present an estimate of what number of hopeful folks wishing to flee could be left in Afghanistan after the Aug. 31 withdrawal date.

“It is a troublesome query as a result of look, we’ve got evacuated greater than 110,000 folks to this point,” Value stated. “However we’ve got all the time sought to be clear about this, and sought to not sugarcoat what will likely be a time of nice uncertainty, a time of nice concern, a time of concern for a lot of Afghans.”

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