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Terrorist Threat High

The security situation in Afghanistan remains volatile. There is an ongoing and high threat of terrorist attack. Current UK Government advise: Do not travel to Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport. If you are in the area of the airport, move away to a safe location. Multiple violent groups operate in Afghanistan that hold strong anti-Western views; this could make any UK interest or person a target. Attacks include bombs (roadside and other), suicide bombs (either on foot or by vehicle), indirect fire (rockets and mortars), direct fire (shootings and rocket propelled grenades), kidnappings and violent crime. Daesh continue to be a serious threat. They are fiercely hostile to the UK and other western countries.

Afghanistan Evacuation

The UK and US are working together to evacuate eligible people from Kabul. We continue to work closely with our US military partners, to ensure the security and viability of the evacuation mission in Kabul. This is indicative of our long-standing and special relationship with the US as our closest ally. As part of the operation, we have deployed more than 1,000 highly capable Armed Forces personnel to Afghanistan to ensure swift and secure access to flights. Further personnel are held at readiness in the region and the UK to move to Afghanistan at speed where required. Operation PITTING is the name for the military support to the evacuation of British Nationals and former British staff eligible for relocation under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP).

LATEST IMAGES FROM HAMID KARZAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Members of the UK Armed Forces who continue to take part in the evacuation of entitled personnel from Kabul airport.
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