U.S. Embassy Kabul
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert
January 23, 2019
Location: Approximately one mile south of Pul-e-Mahmood Khan Circle in Kabul City.
Event: An ongoing demonstration is taking place in Kabul City approximately one mile south of Pul-e Mahmood Khan Circle. The protestors are demonstrating against rent increases. Afghan National Security Forces are providing security.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid areas of demonstrations and keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings and carry a charged cell phone.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
- Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans.
- American Citizen Services Unit, U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan
Located at Great Massoud Road between Radio Afghanistan and the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul.
+93-700-114-000 or +93 -700-108-000 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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