Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Throughout Afghanistan

Event: The Ashura religious holiday will occur on August 29, 2020.  Expect celebrations and rituals to begin on the afternoon of August 29, 2019 and last throughout August 30.  Attacks directed against the Shia community, primarily at mosques, religious shrines, and large gatherings have occurred in the past.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings


U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan
Phone: (00 93) (0)700-10-8000

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Afghanistan Country Information 

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