The US embassy has issued another advisory asking Americans to avoid travelling to the Kabul airport because of security threats and said that those at the Abbey, East, North or ministry of interior gates should leave immediately. “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. US citizens who are at the Abbey gate, East gate, North gate or the New Ministry of Interior gate now should leave immediately,” the US embassy in Kabul said in a statement on its website.
The embassy advisory, the second in days, came as the US has warned there could be more attacks ahead of President Joe Biden’s deadline on August 31 to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan.
Thursday’s bombing, which has been claimed by an offshoot of the Islamic State group, marked one of the deadliest days for American forces in Afghanistan since 2011. The next few days “will be our most dangerous period to date” in the evacuation, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.