Afghanistan Warned of Massive Attacks in 48 Hours


Kabul: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned on Monday of a massive attack in the Afghan capital in next 48 hours, saying it had received credible reports of a threat within the next two days, although it had no other details.

The embassy couldn’t specify the threat if it was made specifically against the U.S. Embassy, U.S citizens or any American interests in Kabul.

Earlier this month, the State Department issued an updated travel warning for Afghanistan in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris. That warning advised Americans not to travel to Afghanistan, citing the “extremely unstable” security situation.

Taliban militants have stepped up attacks on Afghan government facilities in recent months. On Saturday, a suicide bomber targeted a member of the country’s election commission in Kabul, killing the official’s bodyguard and wounding his driver.

In September, Taliban fighters briefly overran Afghan forces to take control of the northern city of Kunduz. Bombings, especially roadside bombs, have also been a major threat to both Afghan security forces and civilians across the country.