U.S.-U.K. Kabul Hotel Emergency Evacuation Order for Koreans… Estimation of the threat of terrorism :: Empathy Media News Agency ::

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Warning to leave Kabul Serena Hotel

[카불=AP/뉴시스] A money changer waits for customers on the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, on the 16th (local time). 2021.09.17.

[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Im Jong-myung = The United States and Britain issued emergency evacuation orders for their citizens staying at hotels in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, on the 11th (local time).

The Times of India and The Straight Times reported on the same day that the U.S. State Department warned that “US citizens at or near the Serena Hotel should leave immediately,” citing a “security threat” in the Kabul region.

The British Foreign Ministry is also known to have advised ‘not to travel to Afghanistan’ and ‘not to stay in hotels like the Serena Hotel, especially in Kabul’.

Serena Hotel is the most famous luxury hotel in Kabul. Before being captured by the Taliban in August, it was a popular facility for foreign visitors.

As a result, it has been the target of attacks by Islamic extremists twice. The reason why the United States and Britain issued the emergency evacuation order is presumed to be because the Serena Hotel was threatened by terrorism.

Recently, the Taliban have been struggling with the terrorist attacks of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan.

On August 26, a suicide bombing near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul killed 180 people, and on the 8th of this month, a suicide bombing at a chapel in Kunduz also killed more than 100 minority Shia Muslims. .

ISIS Afghan branch IS-K (Khorasan) said it was behind both the Kabul airport attack and the Kunduz chapel attack. They have continued to commit suicide bombings since the Taliban came to power.

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