Another attack on Kabul airport likely in 24-36 hours: Joe Biden
New Delhi : The America is in the final phase of its evacuation process in Afghanistan and suicide bomb threat looms over it as the President Joe Biden announced that there are good chances of a second suicide bombing at Kabul airport in next 24-36 hours.
The statement from Joe Biden comes in wake of a recent drone strike by the United States that killed the mastermind of recent suicide bombing attacks at the Kabul airport, killing around 100 people. Islamic State in Khorasan (ISIS-K) terror group had claimed the responsibility of the attacks.
The US embassy in Kabul also issued a new warning on Sunday about a "specific, credible threat" near the Kabul airport and asked Americans to "immediately" leave areas outside the airport gates.
"Due to a specific, credible threat, all US citizens in the vicinity of Kabul airport (HKIA), including the South (Airport Circle) gate, the new Ministry of the Interior, and the gate near the Panjshir Petrol station on the northwest side of the airport should leave the airport area immediately," the embassy said in its security alert.
Biden, issuing a press statement at the White House late on Saturday, said: "The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous, and the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high. Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours."