Baghdad The British army warned today, Thursday, of an imminent attack on the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The British Armed Forces Minister, James Heappey, said, according to Reuters, that: “There is intelligence, more certain, about an imminent attack at Kabul airport, and the threat is very credible.”
He added that the opportunity to evacuate people from Kabul is diminishing.
The British Foreign Office wrote late on Wednesday night on its website: Do not go to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
“There is a high and continuing risk of a terrorist attack,” it added.
Thousands of Afghans are still crowded at the airport gates, hoping to be evacuated from their country after the Taliban took control of it.
Pressure has grown to complete the evacuation of thousands of foreigners and Afghans who helped Western countries during the 20-year war against the Taliban, with all US and allied forces scheduled to leave next week.
A Western diplomat said at Kabul airport today, Thursday, that huge crowds continue to flock to the airport gates despite warnings from the United States and its allies of possible attacks.
The diplomat, who asked not to be named, said an estimated 1,500 people with a US passport or visa were trying to enter the airport.
He added that: flights will increase today, Thursday, after they slowed yesterday, Wednesday.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency