Jan 23, 2019 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Demonstration Alert

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