Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (June 29, 2019)

Location: Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

Event: As of early June 2019, militants plan to kidnap and murder United States citizens in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh Province, Afghanistan.  The militants intend to kidnap the United States citizens from their homes in Mazar-e-Sharif.


Actions to Take:

  • Consider departing Afghanistan
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings and carry a charged cell phone
  • Vary your travel routes and times
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans
  • Consider travel via armored vehicle when possible




  • 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