Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (July 13, 2018)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul advises U.S. citizens that insurgent groups and criminal organizations continue to target U.S. citizens and foreigners for kidnapping and hostage taking, including doctors and other medical professionals, engineers, teachers, aid and development workers, government employees, journalists, and visitors. These groups may target places where civilians are known to congregate, including banks, markets, hospitals, guest houses and hotels, and public gatherings.

Actions to Take:

· 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

· Afghanistan Country Information

· Afghanistan Travel Advisory

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

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