Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan

Event: We are aware of reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in Kabul, such as the Hotel Baron near Hamid Karzai International Airport. These groups may also be targeting public gatherings/demonstrations, government facilities, transportation, markets, and places where foreigners are known to congregate.

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


· 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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