The UK has apparently been told that the Afghanistan withdrawal poses a “very high risk of a terrorist strike.”
In the face of mounting worries of an Islamic State suicide bomb strike, British forces have made a final drive to evacuate as many people as possible from Kabul.
According to sources, the most dangerous group is an Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K.
In the final hours’ countdown to a dramatic “Saigon-style” evacuation soldiers are now carrying “day-sack” rations and minimal equipment in readiness to flee Kabul.
Senior sources have told the Daily Mirror there is a “real risk now” of Islamic State assaulting the evacuation crowds with bombs and follow-up small arms fire.