‘The threat is from Islamic State Khorasan… it is imminent, it is credible, it is lethal’ Armed forces minister James Heappey warns Britons in Afghanistan to avoid Kabul airport over concerns it could be the target of a terror attack.
The Government is “not being overly cautious” about the prospects of a terrorist attack on Kabul airport, a minister has said. “The threat, while I can’t give you the details, is very credible, very imminent, very lethal,” said James Heappey.
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Tamara Cohen James Heappey said Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) is acutely aware there is limited window to leave and will want to do something “spectacular” – that we would regard as abhorrent. Says the threat of attack is “highly credible and imminent”.
Kate Ferguson Armed Forces Minister James Heappey says there are 12 flights out of Kabul today. Says “there is still time and capacity in this process” but it’s a “tight deadline” for those fleeing #today