Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Event:  The Embassy has learned that terrorist groups and individuals are seeking to increase attacks on Americans and others living or working in Kabul’s International Zone. We encourage you to consider carefully all potential travel and limit trips only to those necessary.

We expect terrorists will continue to target political rallies, speeches, and events associated with upcoming Afghan elections.  On election day terrorists may also target polling stations. Political violence may continue after the actual elections have ended.

Please help us to increase enrollment in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  If you have colleagues who are not enrolled, please encourage them to visit and enroll today.

Actions to Take:

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