US warns citizens to avoid Kabul airport
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US warns citizens to avoid Kabul airport

The United States has advised Americans in Afghanistan to avoid traveling to Kabul airport on Saturday due to “potential security threats”.

The US embassy advisory asked people to wait for “individual instructions from a US government representative”.

Six days after the Taliban took back power in Afghanistan, the flow of people trying to flee continued to overwhelm Kabul.

US President Joe Biden warned he could not predict the outcome of one of the “most difficult airlifts in history”.

Meanwhile, a Taliban official told Reuters news agency the chaos at the airport was not the responsibility of the group, saying “the West could have had a better plan to evacuate”.

The official speaking on condition of anonymity ruled out incidents of reported kidnappings of foreigners, but added, “we are questioning some of them before they exit the country”.

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