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Kabul airport under threat of terror attack


A “highly lethal” terror attack could be launched within hours at Kabul airport, a UK minister has warned.

Armed forces minister James Heappey said today that there is “very credible reporting” of an “imminent” and “severe” and called on those queuing outside the airport to move to safety.

The Foreign Office last night issued new guidance telling anyone near the airport to "move away to a safe location and await further advice".

Mr Heappey did not give a date for the last UK evacuation flights but said it was likely that the UK and other foreign troops would have to leave before the last American airlifts. The last date for evacuation flights is 31st August.

As the security situation around Kabul airport deteriorates, Belgium and Denmark have completed their last evacuation flights and Dutch flights are also coming to an end today.

Germany hasn't confirmed its plans but several reports say today's four flights out could be the last before the German military is largely flown out tomorrow. France has also confirmed that its last plane will leave Afghanistan tomorrow evening.

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