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 hotel frequented by foreigners. There are no further details regarding the target, timing, or method of any planned attack. The U.S. Embassy is taking this threat seriously and advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area if possible.
Please review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning for Afghanistan, Travel Alerts, andAfghanistan Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy, which is located at Great Massoud Road between Radio Afghanistan and the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul. To reach the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the Consular Section during business hours, please call 0700-108-499 or send an email to KabulACS@state.gov. You can also reach the ACS unit through the Embassy’s switchboard by calling 0700-108-001/002. For after-hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please call the Consular Duty Officer at 0700-10-8001.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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