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U.S. Embassy Warns Of 'Imminent Attack' In Kabul


The United States has warned U.S. citizens in Kabul of an “imminent attack” in Afghanistan’s capital during the next 48 hours as officials renewed efforts to revive stalled peace talks with Taliban militants.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul urged extreme caution during a period of “heightened threat.”

It did not provide details about potential targets or methods of planned attack.

The warning, posted to the U.S. embassy’s website, said “the security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.”

The embassy frequently issues emergency warnings. But the latest warning comes as the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan were expected to meet on the sidelines of a United Nations climate summit in Paris.

If the meeting between Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani takes place, it could be a crucial first step toward resuming Islamabad-brokered peace talks with the Taliban.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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