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Taliban terror attack fears grow as senior UK source warns of ‘very high risk’

The UK insider said the group raising the most concern is ISIS-K, which US President Joe Biden referenced in his speech yesterday, Sky’s foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes has said. Officials are becoming increasingly fearful terrorists could be preparing a suicide attack. Thousands of British and US troops are only currently protected by the Taliban. Ms Haynes said officials are “clearly concerned” about an attack.  She added terrorist groups believe such a move would promote the idea they are forcing Western forces out the country.

In a press conference following an emergency virtual meeting of G7 leaders , President Joe Biden warned of the risk to US and allied troops staying in Afghanistan beyond August 31.

He said: “There are real and significant challenges that we also have to take into consideration the longer we stay, starting with the acute and growing risk of attack by a terrorist group known as ISISK, an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, which is a sworn enemy of the Taliban as well.

“Every day we are on the ground is another day we know that ISISK is seeking to target the airport and attack both US and allied forces and innocent civilians.”

The US President also warned of the “tenuous” working relationship with the Taliban deteriorating if the US and allied troops remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of month deadline.

Mr Biden said: “Additionally, thus far, the Taliban have been taking steps to work with us so we can get our people out, but as a tenuous situation – we have al Joe Biden should be ‘voted out of the White House instantly’

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    www.express.co.uk

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