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    '48 Hours': US Embassy in Kabul Warns of 'Imminent' Terrorist Attack

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    According to the US Embassy in Kabul, the city is under the threat of an imminent attack within the next 48 hours.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The US Embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday warned its citizens to be extremely cautious due to an increased terror threat within the next 48 hours.

    "U.S. Embassy Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan within the next 48 hours. During this period of heightened threat, the U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to exercise extreme caution if moving around the city," US Embassy to Kabul said in a statement published on its website.

    The statement did not provide details regarding targets, timing, or the nature of a probable attack.

    The US Department of State continues to warn its citizens against traveling to Afghanistan, claiming that some radical groups specifically target US and other foreign citizens, citing attacks on a NATO convoy in Kabul on August 22, which killed three US citizens, and the kidnapping of a German national on August 17.

    Afghanistan continues to be in political and social turmoil as several militant groups take advantage of the instability in the country, which has persisted since the 2001 US-led invasion.

    The notorious Islamic State jihadist group has some 3,000 militants in Afghanistan, according the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).


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