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Desperate Afghans told to ‘forget airport & run for border’ to escape Taliban over fears ISIS-K terror attack

DESPERATE Afghans have been told to forget the airport in Kabul and to run for the border to escape the Taliban over terrifying fears of an ISIS-K terror attack.

Officials have admitted there is a “very real risk” of an attack by the Taliban’s rival terror group as thousands continue to descend on the airport in the capital in a frantic bid to escape.

Crowds of people wait outside the airport in Kabul
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Afghans have been told to flee to the Pakistan border to escape
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Brits and Afghans scramble at a Kabul processing centre
Credit: © Jerome Starkey 2021

“The security situation in Afghanistan remains volatile,” a Home Office spokesperson said.

“There is an ongoing and high threat of terrorist attack. Do not travel to Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport.

“If you are in the area of the airport, move away to a safe location and await further advice.”

Armed forces minister James Heappey today described the terror threat to people outside Kabul airport as “lethal” amid concerns over the affiliate of the so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan – ISIS-K.

“I can’t stress the desperation of the situation enough, the threat is credible, it is imminent, it is lethal,” he told BBC Breakfast.

“And we wouldn’t be saying this if we weren’t genuinely concerned about offering Islamic State a target.”

People are being told to forget the airport and to run for the border

Afghans gather on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul
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Stranded British nationals wave their passports at the airport perimeter in Kabul
Credit: © Jerome Starkey 2021

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