Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats to U.S. Citizens in Afghanistan

As of early December 2018, there are reports that militants plan to conduct attacks using suicide bombings and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) against hotels, compounds, international organizations, universities, airports, and other locations frequented by U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals.  There are also current, credible kidnapping and assassination plans by criminal and insurgent ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kabul

U.S. Embassy Kabul Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Kabul December 8, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has received information that on Friday, December 8, 2017, marches and demonstrations may take place around Kabul and could move in the direction of the International Zone.  Crowds may begin mobilizing after morning prayers and these gatherings could ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Enhanced Security Awareness

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review your ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizens Traveling to Turkey

Effective October 8, the Government of Turkey suspended visa services to U.S. citizens, to include the issuance of physical “sticker” visas at the Turkish Embassy and Consulates in the United States and the online Turkish electronic visa (otherwise known as an e-visa).  At the present time, U.S. citizens are no longer permitted to apply for ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes in Social Security Administration Services

As of October 1, 2017, only U.S. Embassies and Consulates with dedicated Federal Benefits Units are permitted to assist with most Social Security Administration matters.  We do not have such an office at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.  Therefore, if you reside in Afghanistan and have questions regarding Social Security Administration (SSA) services, you must ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Closure and Possible Traffic Disruptions

This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens of possible traffic disruptions and road closures in Kabul on Wednesday, October 4 and/or Thursday, October 5, possibly including roads leading to the airport and the International Zone.  U.S. citizens may also notice heightened security measures around the city and are advised to avoid central Kabul ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security During Ashura Holiday

With the Afghan observance of 10th of Muharram (Ashura) over the weekend, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul reminds U.S. citizens of the continued need for caution and vigilance regarding your personal security.  There is an increased likelihood of extremist groups targeting Shi’a Muslims in terrorist attacks during Ashura.  Maintain a high level of vigilance when visiting ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul Airport Attack September 27, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports of an indirect fire attack against Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, starting at approximately 11:00 a.m. local time.  The attack may still be ongoing.  Authorities report that the airport is closed at this time.  The Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to avoid the area, until authorities have ...
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U.S. Embassy Kabul Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: October Holiday Closures September 26, 2017

The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for routine services on Sunday, October 1, 2017, in observance of the Afghan holiday 10th of Muharram (Ashura).  The Consular Section will reopen for normal operations on Monday, October 2, 2017. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kidnapping Threats

U.S. Embassy Kabul Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kidnapping Threats September 21, 2017 The threat to U.S. citizens of kidnapping and hostage taking is very high in Afghanistan. The U.S. Embassy continues to receive reports of kidnap-for-ransom groups targeting foreigners, including doctors and other medical professionals, teachers, aid workers, and visitors. The U.S. Embassy takes ...
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Routine Message for U.S. Citizens: Labor Day Day Holiday Closure

The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed on Sunday, September 3, 2017, in honor of the U.S. Labor Day national holiday. The Consular Section will reopen for normal operations on Monday, September 4, 2017. In accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan , the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security During Upcoming Holidays

As the Afghan observance of Eid-ul-Qurban over the weekend, Martyrs’ Day on September 9, 2017, and the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approach, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul reminds U.S. citizens of the continued need for caution and vigilance regarding your personal security. Demonstrations and additional local security related to public ceremonies could ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations Planned for July 23 and July 24, 2017

The U.S. Embassy has received information that on July 23 and July 24, 2017, there may be large scale gatherings and protests in various parts of Kabul, Afghanistan.  The reports indicate the demonstrations may start in areas southwest of the U.S. Embassy and move north and east along major city streets including Sevom Aqrab Road and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure for Eid al-Fitr and Security Reminder

U.S. Embassy Kabul June 22, 2017 The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for routine services during the three days of Eid al-Fitr, which will likely start on Sunday, June 25, or Monday, June 26. Emergency and urgent American citizen services will be continue to be available. With the start ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure June 1, 2017 and Security Reminder

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for routine visa and American Citizen Services on Thursday, June 1 and will resume normal operations on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  U.S. citizens needing emergency assistance can call the American Citizen Services section at 070-011-4000 or send an email to  KabulACS@state.gov . In accordance with the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Closure June 1, 2017 and Security Reminder

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for routine visa and American Citizen Services on Thursday, June 1 and will resume normal operations on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  U.S. citizens needing emergency assistance can call the American Citizen Services section at 070-011-4000 or send an email to  KabulACS@state.gov . In accordance with the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Reports of Gunfire and Explosion Northwest of Embassy Compound

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports of ongoing gunfire and an explosion northwest of the U.S. Embassy compound at the Afghan National Army (ANA) Hospital, known as Wazir Akbar Khan (WAK) Hospital or “Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Hospital” at approximately 09:05AM.  Initial reports of this being a NDS Hospital are incorrect.  Embassy personnel ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that an explosion and complex attack are ongoing at the Headquarters of the Afghan National Police Department (PD) 6 since approximately 12:38.  Additionally, there is another complex attack in the Pol-e Charki Area of PD 12.  Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid these areasuntil further notice. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder

December 14, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul reminds U.S. citizens that serious threats to safety and security exist in the city of Kabul and throughout Afghanistan.  The threat of kidnapping is high. The potential also exists for protests to occur in Afghan cities at short notice.  Militant groups usually plan attacks against locations and individuals ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

November 12, 2016  Consular Section Closed – November 13, 2016 In light of the November 12 attack on Bagram Airfield and the November 10 attack on the German Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for routine services on Sunday, November 13 as a temporary precautionary measure.  The consular section will only provide ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

November 10, 2016 The U.S. Embassy Kabul The U.S. Embassy has received information of a potential demonstration scheduled for November 11 in Kabul City. The demonstration is reportedly being organized by the Enlightenment Movement leader over the death of an Afghan female in Iran. The event has also been publicized on social media. The U.S. ...
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Recent Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that several heavily armed suicide bombers entered the Karte Sakhi Mosque (PD-3) and may have opened fire on parishioners.  It is believed the insurgents are now holding hostages.  Afghan security forces have deployed to the site. As a reminder, in accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan , the Department of ...
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Recent Emergency Messages for U.S. Citizens

October 5, 2016 The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan because of continued instability and threats by terrorist organizations against U.S. citizens. This replaces the Travel Warning issued June 22, 2016. Travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of kidnapping, hostage taking, military combat operations, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

September 7, 2016 As the Afghan observance of Martyrs’ Day on September 9, 2016 and the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approach, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul reminds U.S. citizens of the continued need for caution and vigilance regarding your personal security.  Demonstrations and additional local security related to ceremonies commemorating Martyrs’ Day ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

September 6, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that an ongoing attack is taking place in the Shar-e-Now neighborhood of Kabul, behind the Kabul Bank.  All U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area until further notice. As a reminder, in accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan , the Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

August 4, 2016 In light of recent violence, including the July 23 explosions in western Kabul, which killed at least 80 people and injured over 260 others, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul reminds U.S. citizens of the serious threat of violence, kidnapping, and hostage taking in Afghanistan. Additionally, the U.S. Embassy continues to receive reports ...
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SECURITY MESSAGE ON DEMONSTRATIONS AND GATHERINGS

July 21, 2016 The U.S. Embassy has received information that on July 23, there may be large scale protests in various parts of Kabul, Afghanistan along major city streets.  Large crowds are expected to begin mobilizing as early as 6:00 a.m. and the protests may continue until the afternoon. The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

May 28, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, restaurants, hotels, airports, civilian institutes, and educational centers. As a precaution, the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

May 15, 2016 Due to planned mass demonstrations throughout Kabul City, the U.S. Embassy Consular Section will not be handling visa appointments on Monday, May 16.  The Consular Section will provide emergency consular services for U.S. citizens. Large crowds are expected to begin mobilizing as early as 6:00 a.m. in various parts of Kabul City.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

March 5, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens in Afghanistan: The threat to U.S. citizens of kidnapping and hostage taking continues to be very high at this time in Kabul.  There are no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method of any planned kidnappings.  ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

May 4, 2016 U.S. Embassy Kabul Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens May 4, 2016 The Kabul City Police District 10 Chief of Police has issued a warning to Kabul City residents, especially in Police District 10, advising of ongoing threats of suicide and/or coordinated attacks, and kidnapping against International Guest Houses, UN Offices, ICRC Offices, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

May 4, 2016 U.S. Embassy Kabul Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens May 4, 2016 The Kabul City Police District 10 Chief of Police has issued a warning to Kabul City residents, especially in Police District 10, advising of ongoing threats of suicide and/or coordinated attacks, and kidnapping against International Guest Houses, UN Offices, ICRC Offices, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

May 2, 2016 Following the Taliban announcement of the formal start of the Spring offensive, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

April 19, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that an attack has taken place across from the Ministry of Defense in District 10, Kabul, approximately 1.2 kilometers southeast of the Embassy, near the Soccer Stadium, at approximately 9:04am.  Afghan National Security Forces are securing the area and are currently engaging unknown insurgents ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

March 17, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that due to Nawruz, the Afghan New Year (20-21 March) insurgents are planning disruptive activities aimed to target celebrations in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan. In response to this potential threat, there may be a significant increase in security throughout Kabul City. As a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

February 19, 2016 U.S. Embassy Kabul The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens in Afghanistan: The threat to U.S. citizens of kidnapping and hostage taking in Afghanistan is very high at this time. There were no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method of any planned ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

February 8, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that as of early February 2016, unidentified insurgents are planning to attack unidentified foreign guesthouses in Kabul City, possibly near the Qala-e Fatullah neighborhood. The attack could also occur near Ansari or Haji Yaqub roundabouts in Kabul City. There is no further information regarding ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

February 3, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of insurgents planning unspecified attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations, vehicles, and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, restaurants, hotels, airports, civilian institutes, educational centers, and vehicle convoys. The potential ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that as of mid-January 2016, militants were planning to attack an unknown hotel or guesthouse frequented by the international community in the Shar-e-Now area of Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan.  There is no further information regarding the timing, target, location, or method of any planned attacks. As ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizen

January 10, 2016 U.S. Embassy Kabul  Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens  January 10, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that as of early January 2016 an unspecified group of militants plan to kidnap an unidentified American and unidentified Europeans who are employees of an unidentified non-governmental organization (NGO) in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.  ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations, vehicles, and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, restaurants, hotels, airports, civilian institutes, educational centers, and vehicle convoys.  The Embassy is taking these ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Attack on Spanish Embassy’

December 11, 2015 | U.S. Embassy Kabul The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that an explosion and follow on attack targeting the Spanish Embassy has taken place at the Spanish Embassy at approximately 5:55 p.m. local time. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid Wazir Ahkbarkan near the Spanish Embassyuntil further notice. As ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan within the next 48 hours.  During this period of heightened threat, the U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to exercise extreme caution if moving around the city.  There were no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul | November 23, 2015 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

November 19, 2015 | U.S. Embassy Kabul U.S. Embassy Kabul has received reports that as of mid-November 2015, militants planned to target and kidnap a group of three or four unidentified U.S. persons who dressed in Afghan attire and frequently traveled to the Chotari (unlocated), Mangal, and Tang (unlocated) areas of Azrah District, Logar Province, ...
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U.S. Embassy Kabul

October 21, 2015 As of late October 2015, militants were planning a complex attack involving both suicide vehicular improvised explosive devices (SVIEDS) and attackers armed with assault rifles against a U.S. compound in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan. The Embassy is taking this threat very seriously. In accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan , the Department of State ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul | October 10, 2015 U.S. Embassy Kabul has received reports that as of early October 2015, militants were planning to conduct a complex attack using a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) and suicide bombers against the United Nations Headquarters or possibly other United Nations facilities in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul | October 3, 2015 As of October 3, 2015, media sources are reporting that Taliban fighters have moved into Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.  U.S. citizens present in Badakhshan, including the provincial capital of Fayzabad, are strongly urged to consider departing the area immediately. In accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan , the Department of State continues ...
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U.S. Embassy Kabul

September 29, 2015 As of September 29, 2015, multiple media sources are reporting that Taliban fighters have moved into Kunduz City, Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. In accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan , the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan, including to Kunduz. The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the ...
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Security Message

The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following threat information against U.S. citizens in Afghanistan: As of late September 2015, militants planned to attack the Cure Eye Hospital or Clinic that was located near the Afghan National Assembly in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan on an unspecified date. The hospital or clinic’s physicians were unspecified ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul | September 21, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following threat information against U.S. citizens in Afghanistan: As of early September 2015, militants planned to conduct suicide attacks against the U.S. or U.K. Embassies in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan; the Continental Hotel in Kabul City; and the White House ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

August 31, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations, vehicles, and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, restaurants, hotels, airports, civilian institutes, educational centers, and vehicle convoys. The potential ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

August 26, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following threat information against U.S. citizens in Afghanistan: As of late August 2015, militants planned to conduct an attack against an unknown U.S. citizen at the Bos Hotel in Lashkar Gah, Lashkar Gah District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. No further information was available regarding the attackers, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

August 15, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning threats to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of mid-August 2015, Afghan Taliban insurgents are planning to carry out an attack against a compound possibly located in the Taimani area of Police District 4 in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan.  Additionally, the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

July 29, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations, vehicles, and individuals with potential American  connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, restaurants, hotels, airports, civilian institutes, educational centers, and vehicle convoys. The potential ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: Sunday, July 12, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of early-July 2015, there is information suggesting militants are planning an attack in the Shar-e Now neighborhood, Kabul City, Afghanistan. The target may be a guesthouse or western ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul: Monday, July 6, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: Militants are planning to conduct a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attack in the vicinity of the Shar-e Naw neighborhood in Kabul City, Afghanistan.  The target will likely be a ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

July 2, 2015 Following the June 30, 2015, attack on a coalition military convoy in Kabul City,  the U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations, vehicles, and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul: Sunday, June 28, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: Militants are planning to conduct a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive (VBIED) attack in Kabul City in the vicinity of the American University of Kabul in the near future. The Embassy is ...
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U.S. Embassy Kabul – Security Message for U.S. Citizens

June 25, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of mid-June 2015, militants planned to kidnap two purported U.S. citizens operating in Khost City, Khost Province, Afghanistan. The two unidentified individuals purportedly work for an unspecified U.S. or British organization based in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

June 1, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, restaurants, hotels, airports, civilian institutes, and educational centers. The potential also exists ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

May 21, 2015 As noted in our most recent travel advisory, the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan continues to receive information concerning threats to U.S. Government facilities including the Embassy and major hotels. The potential also exists for attacks against locations and individuals with American or foreign national connections. Separately, recent incidents have included attacks against ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

May 11, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of late April, militants planned to conduct unspecified attacks against residences routinely visited by foreigners in Jalalabad City, Behsud District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. There were no further details regarding the locations or timing ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

May 5, 2015 Following the announcement of the official start of the Taliban fighting season on April 24, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

April 22, 2015 U.S. Embassy Kabul The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that there is credible information suggesting that there could be attacks in coming days against vehicles transporting western officials on routes linking Masood Circle and ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: April 21, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning an imminent threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of mid-April 2015, militants planned to conduct an imminent attack in Police District 2 of Kabul City, Afghanistan.  There was no further information regarding the timing, target, location, ...
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Demonstration Notice

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: April 16, 2015 U.S. Embassy Kabul informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration taking place in Sharee-Now Park right on Thursday, April 16, 2015.  The protesters will be demonstrating against recent attacks on police check points in Badakhshan province.  We anticipate the size of the protest to ...
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Demonstration Notice

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: April 13, 2015 U.S. Embassy Kabul informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is taking place in front of Afghan Parliament Building on Monday, April 13, 2015.  Kabul university students are gathering to protest the kidnap of 31 Hazaras in Zabul province. The size of the protest is approximately 250 people. Even ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: April 11, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: Militants planned to launch a series of attacks  targeting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civilians operating in Andar, Giro and Gelan Districts in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan; and in Gomal, Sarobi and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

August 11, 2015 U.S. Embassy Kabul In light of a wave of recent attacks and surge in civilian casualties, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul reiterates the heightened security environment and escalated threat level for U.S. citizens.  The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan.  The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: April 10, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning an imminent threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of early April 2015, militants planned to conduct an imminent attack using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) against unspecified foreign entities in Kabul City, Afghanistan.  There was ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens on Three Demonstrations in Kabul

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: April 6, 2015 U.S. Embassy Kabul informs U.S. citizens that there are three demonstrations taking place in Kabul City throughout the morning of Monday, April 06, 2015.  The first demonstration is located at Sharee-Now Park at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 06, 2015.  At the first protest, approximately 2000 Shopkeepers and laborers ...
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U.S. Embassy Kabul Security Message for U.S. Citizens

April 6, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, hotels, airports, civilian institutes, and educational centers. The potential also exists for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens on Demonstrations in Kabul

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: March 24, 2015 U.S. Embassy Kabul informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in front of the Afghan Supreme Court starting at 11:00 on March 24, 2015.  The Kabul Civil Activist Society in Kabul City will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of condemning the murder of Farkhunda, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens on Demonstrations in Kabul

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: March 23, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is taking place today, March 23, 2015, to protest the killing last week of the Afghan woman Farkhunda by an angry mob.  This gathering will take place at 11:00 a.m. near the Shah Do Shamshera Mosque in Kabul City, Afghanistan. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

March 12, 2015 To provide the American community in Afghanistan additional security, the U.S. embassy will begin to post (and occasionally send to registrants) precautionary messages about public gatherings and demonstrations to the Travel & Security Information portion of the U.S. Embassy Kabul website. The messages will follow the template with the applicable and known information: U.S. Embassy Kabul informs ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

March 2, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City, Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, the airport, civilian institutes, and educational centers. The potential also exists for protests to occur ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: February 24, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning threats to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of late February 2015, militants planned to conduct multiple imminent attacks against an unspecified target or targets in Kabul City, Afghanistan. There was no further information regarding the timing, target, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: February 22, 2015 U.S. Embassy Kabul informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at Massoud Circle, near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul City, Afghanistan from 9:00 A.M. on Monday, February 23.  Civil society activists will be staging a demonstration to condemn the recent severe cases of violence ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: February 14, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, received the following information concerning an imminent threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of February 2015, militants are preparing an imminent complex attack against the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul City, Afghanistan, from a location near Massoud Circle.  The U.S. ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: February 12, 2015 The U.S. Embassy Kabul has received reports of an ongoing demonstration of approximately 600 persons, along 80 Meters Airport Road, near the Montaz Hotel in Kabul City, Afghanistan.  It appears to be a political rally in anticipation of an Afghan official scheduled to speak in the near future ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

February 9, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning a threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of December 2014, militants intended to kidnap one or more U.S. citizens in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan by executing a complex attack using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).  The militants intended to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan: February 8, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning an imminent threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of early February 2015, militants planned to use two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) – a blue car and a tuktuk – against an unspecified American target in Jalalabad ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

February 2, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City, Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections, including Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, airports, civilian institutes, and educational centers such as the American University. With the increased number ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan: January 28, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan received the following information concerning an imminent threat to U.S. citizens living in Afghanistan: As of late January 2015, militants were planning to conduct an unspecified attack against two U.S.-citizen teachers – a male and a female – at the Nangarhar University in Nangarhar ...
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