Taliban siege at Kabul airport in Afghanistan has intensified. He has increased his presence around the airport. He is also controlling the vacant areas of the airport. Things are changing both inside and outside Kabul Airport as the deadline for the withdrawal of foreign forces, including the US, approaches 31 August. Evacuation operations in many countries have been completed. The Taliban have increased the cordon around Kabul airport.
Firing to disperse the crowd
According to the report of the news agency AP, the Taliban has also increased the number of check posts outside the airport. According to the Taliban, the places that have been evacuated by US forces are gradually being taken under control. The Taliban also fired warnings to disperse the crowd on Saturday. However, on Saturday, the number of people was very less in the places where the bomb blast took place.
Claims of control over many parts of the airport
At the same time, according to the news agency Reuters, the Taliban is ready to take control of Kabul airport. Two Taliban leaders said that as soon as the US forces evacuate the airport, we will take full control of it. A Taliban commander said that we have got control over many parts of the airport. Now only that part remains, which is currently under the control of the US military.
Warning of more attacks in Kabul
A White House official said President Biden’s national security team has warned of more terror attacks in Kabul. The team has informed Biden about this. The team has told that in the coming days the operation of evacuation of people from Afghanistan will be very dangerous. But despite the danger, America’s courageous soldiers and people are carrying out the evacuation operation.
Americans stay away from Kabul Airport
According to the news agency ANI, the US has asked its citizens to stay away from the entrances of Kabul Airport. Citing security threats, the US embassy in Kabul said in a statement that US citizens should immediately move away from the airport gate.
America took revenge
Meanwhile, America has avenged the suicide attack on the airport of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, within 48 hours. An IS terrorist, the mastermind of the attack, was killed. He was targeted in a drone strike on Friday night in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden had said that the culprits would be found and killed. On Thursday, two blasts at Kabul airport killed 182 people, including 13 American soldiers. Among the dead were 169 Afghans. IS-Khorasan, an affiliate of the Islamic State (IS), claimed responsibility for the attack.
Reaper drone attack
According to the news agency Reuters, a US official told that the drone attack against the IS terrorist was carried out in a planned manner. For this an unmanned Reaper drone was used. This drone was dispatched from a base in West Asia.
Several blasts were heard in Nangarhar
According to Reuters, residents of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar, adjacent to Pakistan, said on Saturday that several explosions were heard in the middle of the night. A resident named Malik Adeeb said three people died and four were injured. This province of Afghanistan is said to be the stronghold of IS-Khorasan. It is believed that there are thousands of IS terrorists here.