Security Alert – Kabul – November 21, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports of two bomb attacks earlier this morning in Kabul City. Additionally, media is reporting that 10 rockets were launched around 8:50 am in Kabul City this morning. There are reports that the rockets landed in the heart of Kabul City in PD1 causing casualties and damage.

As a reminder, in accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan, the Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan.  The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical. U.S. citizens currently visiting or residing in Afghanistan may wish to consider departing.  The Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens who decide to remain in Afghanistan to review your personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety, remain aware of your surroundings, monitor local media for updates, and maintain a high level of vigilance.