There are Afghans linked to terrorism entering Europe as refugees. The situation is already reported by several European countries, at a time when the chaos on the way out of Afghanistan has not allowed people to be screened.
In the UK, six people considered a “direct threat” to the country were flagged at security checks on Afghans evacuated from Kabul, following warnings that the Islamic State terrorist group is targeting British military and officials at the airport, according to the ‘The Guardian’.
The individuals were on the UK’s “banned” list – although MEPs were told that one of them had arrived at Birmingham airport, where many refugees are landing.
On Monday night, however, the Home Office said the person who had arrived in the UK “was not a person of interest” to the security services or the police after “further investigation”. The individual, who had not been identified, was allowed to enter the UK.
In France, authorities arrested an evacuated Afghan citizen on suspicion of links with the Taliban. Five Afghans in total were placed under surveillance after being repatriated to France earlier this month, according to Euronews.
On Tuesday, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal confirmed that a man had been taken into custody for possible extremist links.
The suspect was linked to an Afghan citizen “who helped to save lives” and to evacuate French citizens and Kabul embassy officials “at an incredibly tense time,” Attal told BFMTV.
In Spain, the Vox party suspects that disguised Afghan refugees are also arriving in the country, demanding that “severe” controls be established to prevent “the possible entry of jihadists” among the refugees.
Vox’s political vice-president, Jorge Buxadé, focused on the supposed dangers and threats of refugees arriving in Spain, taking advantage of the latest developments in France.
“This cannot happen in Spain. We must be very strict with the entry control of all those who seek refuge or legal residence in Spain ”, he said in statements quoted by Europa Press.