新的恐怖袭击“可能”’ 随着英国开始最后推动阿富汗撤离

ANOTHER terror attack in Afghanistan islikelyas the UK begins the final push of its Kabul evacuation – 和 1,000 “hostagesleft to the Taliban.

Experts are predictingthe biggest hostage crisis the UK has ever seenas between 100 和 150 UK nationals and up to 1,100 eligible Afghans are left behind amid the chaos.

The UK is beginning the final push of the Kabul evacuation

The UK is beginning the final push of the Kabul evacuation信用: 美联社

And President Joe Biden has been briefed thatanother terror attack in Kabul is likelyas the US yesterday launched a drone strike against the ISIS-Kplannerof Thursday’s suicide bombing.

The devastating explosion killed 170 人们, including two Brits and the child of a UK national.

One of the victims has been named as London taxi driver Muhammad Niazi, whose wife and two daughters are missing.

Ben Wallace admitted around 100 和 150 UK nationals will be left in Afghanistan after the evacuations, although the Defence Secretary said some of those were staying willingly.

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之间 800 和 1,100 Afghans eligible under the Arap schemewhich applies to those who helped the UK and are at risk of persecution by the Talibanwill be left in the country, 他加了.

A tearful Pen Farthing has been forced to leave his staff behind in Kabul as he was on Friday night finally admitted in to Kabul airport with his 94 dogs and 79 cats for a stressful evacuation.

Armed militants banned the ex-Commando’s Afghan workers from boarding a private rescue flight to Britain.

The chairman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee Mr Tugendhat warned the number of people left behind could spark a huge hostage crisis.

Speaking to Sky News, the Tory MP, who served in Afghanistan, 说: “There’s a possibility we may find ourselves with the biggest hostage crisis the UK has ever seen.

“超过 3,000 entitled people were said to be in Afghanistan at the beginning of the process, I don’t know how many now, but we’ll be asking about that.

And we’ll be looking to see what that means for getting British citizens out, what that means for getting entitled people out and protecting those people who are, quite rightly, literally in fear of their lives now.

Earlier he said one of those who would not get out was his own interpreter, 加: “I’m not giving up, but my anger and shame for those we’ve left behind to be hunted by the Taliban is growing.

The Prime Minister pledged toshift heaven and earthto allow those who wished to leave the country to do so after the August 31 withdrawal deadline set by the Americans.

But in the current operation the Baron Hotel facility, which was being used to process those leaving the country by British officials, has now closed.

The MoD said this would allow a focus on evacuating the British nationals and others who have already been processed and are at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

But the department saidthe UK’s ability to process further cases is now extremely reduced and additional numbers will be limited”, and no-one else would now be called forward.

尼克·卡特将军 – the head of the UK armed forcesthis morning said here were still some civilian evacuation flights coming from Kabul to the UK, 但 “very few now”.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “We’re reaching the end of the evacuation, which will take place during the course of today, and then of course it’ll be necessary to bring our troops out on the remaining aircraft.

It’s gone as well as it could do in the circumstances.

It comes as the White House said US president Joe Biden had been briefed thatanother terror attack in Kabul is likely”.

The US yesterday launched its first deadly revenge attack the ISIS-K chief behind the Kabul airport bombing.

Captain Bill Urban of the Central Command said the drone attack took place in the Nangahar province of east Afghanistanhome to most of the 2,000 Islamic State-Khorasan militants that took responsibility for Thursday’s atrocity.

Initial indications are that we killed the target” – 一种 “plannerof the suicide bombing, Cpt Urban said, 加: “We know of no civilian casualties.

Speaking to broadcasters on Friday, Mr Johnson said the British deaths on Thursday show the speed at which the final evacuations must take place.

他说: “I think what their loss really underlines is the urgency of getting on and concluding Operation Pitting in the way that we are.

And also it underlines the bravery of our armed services, our troops, everybody else involved in it, and the bravery of the American military who are doing so much as well.

但他补充说: “当然, as we come down to the final hours of the operation there will sadly be people who haven’t got through, people who might qualify.

And what I would say to them is that we will shift heaven and earth to help them get out. We will do whatever we can in the second phase.

The MoD said on Friday night that 14,543 people had now been extracted from Kabul since August 13, a mix of Afghan and British nationals.

一些 8,000 of those were Afghans and their families under the Arap scheme.

Thousands of foreign nationals and Afghan allies have been evacuated over the last week

Thousands of foreign nationals and Afghan allies have been evacuated over the last week信用: 路透社
An Afghan man hands his child to a British Paratrooper amid the chaos at Kabul airport

An Afghan man hands his child to a British Paratrooper amid the chaos at Kabul airport信用: 美联社
取决于 150 British citizens and 1,100 Afghan aides are set to miss the final airlifts

取决于 150 British citizens and 1,100 Afghan aides are set to miss the final airlifts信用: 美联社
Officials have warned Britain now faces the 'biggest hostage crisis ever' from the Taliban or ISIS

Officials have warned Britain now faces the ‘biggest hostage crisis everfrom the Taliban or ISIS信用: 美联社