Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul reminds U.S. citizens that the security environment in Afghanistan is unsafe. The Travel Advisory for Afghanistan<> lists many different types of threats, but that list is not exhaustive.

U.S. citizens should be aware that extremists and terrorists have used other types of attacks, including insurgents kidnapping large numbers of people riding in buses, placement of magnetic IEDs on moving vehicles, aircraft and automobile hijackings, direct and indirect fire, and insider threats, in Afghanistan, recently and in years past. Militants, criminals, and terrorists commit frequent acts of crime and violence of all kinds, and are unpredictable in their movements, strategies, and tactics.

Actions to Take:

· Avoid large crowds, gatherings, and demonstrations.

· 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.

· Monitor local media and news for updates.

· Minimize non-essential travel.

· 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

· Afghanistan Country Information

· Afghanistan Travel Advisory

· Enroll in the Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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