Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Complex Attacks Ongoing

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that an explosion and complex attack are ongoing at the Headquarters of the Afghan National Police Department (PD) 6 since approximately 12:38. Additionally, there is another complex attack in the Pol-e Charki Area of PD 12. Embassy personnel have been advised to avoid these areas until further notice.

As a reminder, in accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan, the Department of State warns 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. U.S. citizens currently visiting or residing in Afghanistan may wish to consider departing. The Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens who decide to remain in 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 a high level of vigilance.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council