24 Indians en-route to Delhi from Afghanistan, Kabul airport on high alert
New Delhi: As many as 24 Indians, have been evacuated today from Afghanistan’s Kabul to Delhi via Indian Air Force flight, informed according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The ministry also informed that 11 Nepalese have also been evacuated along with the in the IAF flight.
Earlier on Tuesday, 78 people including 25 Indians were brought to Delhi via a special Air India flight. They were flown out of Kabul, which is now controlled by Taiban, to Dushanbe by an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft.
Meanwhile as per reports, the United States, United Kingdom and Australian government warned its citizens in Afghanistan to avoid Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport due to an ongoing and high threat of terrorist attack. The government said that anyone in the area of the airport should move away to a safe location and await further advice. 1,500 Americans are yet to be evacuated from Afghanistan with less than a week left until deadline. Hence, the allies have begun winding up evacuations, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The alert comes amid growing concerns of terrorist and other security threats facing foreigners and Afghan civilians attempting to flee Afghanistan. The situation at the Kabul airport has remained tense ever since the Taliban fighters swept into Kabul without encountering any resistance, and gained full control over the Afghan capital within a few hours on August 15.