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Afghanistan Crisis: Australia Issues Security Alert At Kabul Airport

Australians in the airport's vicinity were advised to move to a safe location and await further advice.

Afghanistan Crisis: Australia Issues Security Alert At Kabul Airport
Australia has helped evacuated around 4,000 people from the airport since Wednesday last week including 1,200 overnight
Afghanistan Crisis: Australia Issues Security Alert At Kabul Airport
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2021-08-26T10:00:36+05:30

Australia on Thursday advised its citizens in Afghanistan not to travel to Kabul's airport, where there as a “very high threat of a terrorist attack.”

Australians in the airport's vicinity were advised to move to a safe location and await further advice.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the travel advice was consistent with revised British and New Zealand advice. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned American citizens away from three specific airport gates over an unspecified security issue.

Australia has helped evacuated around 4,000 people from the airport since Wednesday last week including 1,200 overnight, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

That was triple the number that Morrison said he thought was possible last week.

“It remains a highly dangerous environment,” Morrison said.

“That danger and those risks have been increasing each and every day as we always knew they would, and that's why we've been moving with the haste that we have,” he added.

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