Security Message for U.S. Citizens

August 11, 2015

U.S. Embassy Kabul

In light of a wave of recent attacks and surge in civilian casualties, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul reiterates the heightened security environment and escalated threat level for U.S. citizens.  The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan.  The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.

Three separate attacks in Kabul on August 7 – including an early-morning vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) attack in a residential neighborhood; a body-borne improvised explosive device (BBIED) attack targeting the Afghan National Police (ANP) Academy; and a complex attack against coalition-affiliated Camp Integrity – killed over 50 and wounded hundreds.  An August 10 VBIED attack at a Kabul International Airport entrance security checkpoint killed six Afghan nationals and injured another 23.

The Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens throughout Afghanistan to review your personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety, remain aware of your surroundings, monitor local media for updates, and maintain an increased level of vigilance.

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