NBC News: About 1,500 American citizens still in Afghanistan, secretary of state says
With the August 31st deadline for U.S. to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, around 1,500 Americans are still waiting to be evacuated. Government officials say that they have been in direct contact with 500 out of the 1,500 Americans, giving them instructions on how to get to the airport safely; however, the remaining 1,000 have still been unable to track down. Officials suggest that of those 1,000 people, many of them are dual nationals and consider Afghanistan their home; they further claim that some of the 1,000 people “may have claimed to be Americans but turned out not to be.” The U.S. embassy has warned of security threats outside the Kabul airport and urges Americans to stay away unless they have individual instructions from a U.S. government representative. For more information on this article, click here. To learn more on how you can prepare for a terrorist attack, click here.