Afghan US Embassy Sends Warning: Next Attack Could Be in Kabul

By Andrew Simontacchi, Epoch Times
April 11, 2016 Updated: April 11, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul’s official Twitter page tweeted an emergency message for the U.S. citizens currently overseas in Afghanistan’s capital city, April 11.

In its statement, the embassy said:

“The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that insurgents are planning to conduct attacks targeting The Star Hotel in Kabul City. In response to this potential threat, the U.S. Embassy Kabul is advising American citizens to avoid the Star Hotel, and to remain vigilant when visiting hotels in Kabul, especially during large gatherings.”

Officials believe that after conducting several attacks so far, the Taliban will continue to increase its terrorist attacks after the Afghan war.

The citizens who decide to remain in Afghanistan are strongly urged by the embassy to: review personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance personal safety, remain aware of surroundings, monitor local media for updates, and maintain a high level of vigilance. 

The embassy posted the following information to help people remain prepared:

See the State Department’s travel website for theWorldwide CautionTravel Warning for Afghanistan, Travel Alerts, and Afghanistan Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Contact the U.S. Embassy, which is located at Great Massoud Road between Radio Afghanistan and the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul. To reach the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the Consular Section during business hours, please call 0700-108-499 or send an email to [email protected]. You can also reach the ACS unit through the Embassy’s switchboard by calling 0700-108-001/002. For after-hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please call the Consular Duty Officer at 0700-10-8001.

Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).