The US embassy in Afghanistan issued a warning to American citizens regarding an imminent attack in the city within the next two days. The warning came amidst efforts to revive peace talks with Taliban. The US embassy is regarding the revival of peace talks with Taliban as a period of heightened threat however, they were completely mum on the details regarding potential targets or mode of attack. A warning posted on the US embassy’s website read,
US embassy Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in Kabul within the next 48 hours. The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all US citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.
The US embassy has a habit of issuing such warnings however, this particular warning was issued highlighting the fact that the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan may meet on the sidelines of the ongoing UN conference in Paris. The high-level meeting between Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is considered as a major step towards resuming Islamabad-brokered peace talks with Taliban. PM Nawaz and President Ghani have already had a brief meeting in Paris today. Also in that brief meeting was Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK. A Pakistani official, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that Pakistan was ready to facilitate an Afghan-led peace process to which no immediate reaction from Kabul was recorded. He said,
Islamabad firmly believes the meeting will have a positive impact on regional peace and help Islamabad and Kabul to further strengthen their ties.
Hopefully, the meeting between the two leaders will yield productive results and situation in the region will shift towards stability. As far as an imminent threat to Afghanistan is concerned, there is no real reason to believe that an attack will be mounted in the country in light of the two leaders meeting, a meeting which has been a long time coming.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.