«Specific, Credible Threat» Near Kabul Airport, Leave Immediately: US.

'Specific, Credible Threat' Near Kabul Airport, Leave Area Immediately: US

Scores of Afghan civilians and 13 American troops were killed in Thursday bombing.

Washington:

The United States warned Saturday of a "specific, credible threat" near Kabul airport and urged its citizens to leave the area, days after a deadly attack on crowds fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

A series of urgent terror warnings have rattled evacuation efforts overseen by US forces, who have been forced into closer security cooperation with the Taliban to prevent a repeat of Thursday's carnage at one of the facility's main access gates.

"Due to a specific, credible threat, all US citizens in the vicinity of Kabul airport... should leave the airport area immediately," the US Embassy in Kabul said in a security alert.

In its alert, the embassy noted the threat to "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."

Earlier Saturday US President Joe Biden warned that his military commanders believed a fresh attack could come "in the next 24-36 hours", calling the situation "extremely dangerous".

Scores of Afghan civilians and 13 American troops were killed Thursday in the bombing claimed by the regional ISIS-Khorasan group.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news
Are JLo and Ben Affleck headed for married bliss?

Are JLo and Ben Affleck headed for married bliss?

Are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck going to be Bennifer 2.0 forever? Has Britney Spears gotten “Lucky” with her engagement to Sam Asghari or is the relationship “Toxic”? In this episode of “Pop Off,” CNN entertainment reporter Lisa Respers France ...

BREAKING: UK gas supply this winter 'not a cause for immediate concern'.

BREAKING: UK gas supply this winter 'not a cause for immediate concern'.

Kwasi Kwarteng has tried to reassure people in Britain that gas supply this winter was "not a cause for immediate concern" this winter. It comes after the Business Secretary held meetings with Senior Energy Executives to discuss the impact of high...

Sen. Roger Marshall: Democrats’ $3.5T spending plan is ‘reckless’

Sen. Roger Marshall: Democrats’ $3.5T spending plan is ‘reckless’

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., tells ‘CAVUTO Live’ that the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill will ‘kill the U.S. economy.’ #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-h...

Smerconish: What social media doesn't show us about Gabby Petito's life.

Smerconish: What social media doesn't show us about Gabby Petito's life.

CNN's Michael Smerconish says new revelations about the negative effects of Instagram and social media made him think about the case of Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old who has not been heard from since going on a road trip with her fiance. #Smerconi...

Rep. Troy Nehls: Biden putting Americans last, migrants first

Rep. Troy Nehls: Biden putting Americans last, migrants first

Rep. Troy Nehls, R- Texas, tells ‘Fox News Live’ Biden is providing a ‘pathway to citizenship’ for migrants at the southern border. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a...

France recalls US & Australian ambassadors after 'brutal' nuclear deal.

France recalls US & Australian ambassadors after 'brutal' nuclear deal.

France has recalled their ambassadors in Australia and the US. It follows a deal between the UK, US and Australia - which aims to help Australia obtain nuclear-powered submarines. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twit...