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US concerned about ‘very specific threat stream’ from ISIS-K against crowds outside Kabul airport

CNN Politics

Updated 10:20 AM ET, Wed August 25, 2021

(CNN) Concerns about security around Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul have increased based on “a very specific threat stream” from ISIS-K about planned attacks against crowds outside the airport, a US defense official has told CNN.

The US believes ISIS-K, which is a sworn enemy of the Taliban, wants to create mayhem at the airport and has intelligence streams suggesting it is capable and planning to carry out multiple attacks, according to the official.

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