Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (May 2, 2018)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Event:  Extremist groups continue to consider attacks against hotels in Kabul, particularly locations where foreigners are known to reside such as the Kabul Serena Hotel.  These groups may also be targeting places where civilians are known to congregate, including banks, markets, and public gatherings.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings and carry a charged cell phone
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners
  • Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans