Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (January 20, 2018)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Event: At 9:00 pm, a series of explosions occurred at the Intercontinental Hotel in the PD-4 neighborhood of Kabul.  The attack is reported to be ongoing at this time.  Afghan authorities have announced they are reacting to the incident and a heightened police presence throughout the city is expected.  Please contact the U.S. Embassy at the numbers below if you are aware of any U.S. citizens at the hotel.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Monitor local media for updates


  • 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