Biden is warned ‘another terror attack in Kabul is likely’ as mission enters ‘most dangerous period’

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were warned by their national security team on Friday “another terror attack in Kabul is likely,” according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

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

The US is “taking maximum force protection measures” at Kabul’s airport, Psaki said. The US military is airlifting out thousands of people every few hours and is continuing to prioritize evacuating the remaining American citizens, she said.

Biden directed Secretary of State Antony Blinken to continue diplomatic efforts with international partners “to secure means for third-country nationals and Afghans with visas to leave the country even after the US military presence ends,” Psaki added.

“Our commanders also updated the President and Vice President on plans to develop ISIS-K targets. The next few days of this mission will be the most dangerous period to date. The President reaffirmed with the commanders his approval of all authorities they need to conduct the operation and protect our troops, and all reported back that they have the resources they believe they need to do so effectively,” Psaki said.

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