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US Embassy: Kabul Attack 'Imminent' in Next Two Days

US Embassy: Kabul Attack 'Imminent' in Next Two Days

Afghan police keep watch near the site of a suicide blast in Kabul that targeted a senior member of Afghanistan's election commission. (REUTERS/Ahmad Masood)

By    |   Monday, 30 November 2015 12:32 PM

An "imminent attack" in Kabul is expected by the United States embassy there,  which warned it had received credible reports of a threat within the Afghan city in the next two days.

"U.S. Embassy Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in Kabul city, Kabul province, Afghanistan within the next 48 hours," it said in a post on its website, reported Reuters.

"During this period of heightened threat, the U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to exercise extreme caution if moving around the city. There were no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method of the planned attack," it said.

"The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all US citizens in Afghanistan remains critical."

The embassy frequently issues such emergency warnings but the latest post comes as the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan are expected to meet on the sidelines of a UN conference in Paris, said news service AFP.

The meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani could be a possible first step towards resuming Islamabad-brokered Taliban peace talks.

"A meeting between (Sharif) and (Ghani) on the sidelines of the UN climate change conference is likely," a Pakistani official said on condition of anonymity.

He said that Pakistan was ready to facilitate an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process, but there was no immediate reaction from Kabul.

"Islamabad firmly believes the meeting... will have a positive impact on regional peace and help Islamabad and Kabul to further strengthen their ties," the official said.

Pakistan, which wields considerable influence over the militants, hosted a historic first round of negotiations in July but the talks stalled soon thereafter when the Taliban confirmed the death of their longtime leader Mullah Omar.

The United States and China have been pushing for the process to restart, but frosty ties between Islamabad and Kabul have been hampering those efforts.

Kabul has turned increasingly bitter over Islamabad's backing for the resurgent Taliban, who have intensified attacks on Afghan government and foreign targets in recent months.

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