TE24 International Desk:
The United States on Tuesday warned its citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance when traveling abroad in the wake of an anti-terror operation that eliminated al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
In a global alert, the US State Department expressed concern about the continued threat of terrorist attacks and “other acts of violence” against its citizens and interests abroad. The department said attacks can employ a variety of tactics, including suicide attacks, assassinations, etc Abductions, hijackings and bombings.
Because terrorist attacks, political violence (including protests), criminal activity and other security incidents often occur without warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice situational awareness when traveling abroad, the State Department warned. , HT report.
US citizens abroad are urged to monitor local news and maintain contact with the nearest US embassy or consulate. It added. On July 31, the United States launched a precision strike in Kabul that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden. Al-Qaeda’s deputy and successor as leader.
One of the masterminds of the 9/11 attacks against the United States in 2001, according to the US State Department, the al-Qaeda chief continued to urge his followers to attack America.
The Taliban confirmed the killing of Zawahiri but condemned the drone attack. Weekend strikes in Kabul. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said a residence had been attacked, calling it a violation of international law. However, US officials claimed that al-Zawahiri was killed in the attack and that no one in his family was injured.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has repeatedly assured the world that the Taliban have clearly violated the Doha Agreement by harboring al-Qaeda leaders and will not allow terrorists who pose a threat to the security of other countries to use Afghan territory.