National security chief warns ‘another terror attack in Kabul is likely’

21:53, 27 August 2021
National security chief warns ‘another terror attack in Kabul is likely’ Photo: Xinhua/Global Look Press

The US President Joe Biden has been warned by the national security chief that ‘another terror attack in Kabul is likely’, a day after the capital of Afghanistan witnessed a terror attack near Kabul’s airport where thousands of people attempted to flee the country. 

“The next few days of this mission will be the most dangerous period to date,” the White House said in a statement. 

Currently the United States has only several days left to complete all the evacuations as Biden refused to extend the withdrawal deadline beyond Aug. 31 despite calls from major countries like Germany and the UK. 

US Marine Gen. Keneth McKenzie who is the commander of US Central Command and oversees military operations in the region also said that following attacks are highly likely and they may vary from gunfire to rockets and to suicide bombings. 

“So very, very real threat streams, what we would call tactical that means imminent, could occur at any moment,” he said.

Earlier Biden said that he will avenge the deaths of American service members that died at Kabul’s airport bomb attack. 

“We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Biden said, speaking from the White House.

“We will find ways of our choosing, without large military operations, to get them. Wherever they are,” he added.

Earlier, the Pentagon announced that there was only one suicide bomber at Kabul’s airport walking back from its previous claims that there was a second explosion at Baron Hotel near the airport.