Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Event:  Despite the increased police presence, U.S. citizens should continue to exercise caution while traveling in Kabul and throughout Afghanistan.  Public buildings, government buildings, airports, schools, hospitals, hotels, and public gatherings all have been targets of terrorist attacks in the past year.  Attacks can occur at any time without warning.  Remain vigilant and take the following actions to help you stay safe.

Actions to Take:

  • Restrict movements to only the most necessary travel
  • Avoid large crowds.
  • Consult with security providers at your location.
  • Review your personal security plans and carry a fully charged communication device.
  • Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and local security developments.