The British Ministry of Transport has recommended that airlines avoid flying over the airspace of Afghanistan at low altitudes. The head of the department, Grant Shapps, announced this on Twitter.
“After the shocking events in Afghanistan, today I issued a notice to aviation, in which airlines are advised to avoid the airspace of Afghanistan at an altitude below 25,000 feet (7.6 km). We will continue to monitor this, ” the message says.
On August 26, two explosions occurred near the Kabul airport. A terrorist blew himself up near the Baron Hotel, where foreigners stay. The second explosion occurred near the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. As a result, more than 40 people were killed and more than 100 were injured. According to media reports, there are both Afghan and American citizens among the victims.
According to media reports, the terrorist group IG is involved in the tragedy.
The situation in Afghanistan worsened after the Taliban announced the seizure of power in the country and the capture of Kabul on August 15. According to the official representative of the radical movement, it will be possible to leave Afghanistan only until August 31.