Despite the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban, security threats targeting American military and civilian personnel, and other Western citizens, continue. The State Department is currently warning of vehicle-borne attacks in Ghazni, in central Afghanistan.

Official travel advice

From the US Embassy in Kabul

Event: As of June 2019, militants plan to use vehicle borne improvised explosive devices to attack private U.S. contractors located at Afghan police, military, or other government buildings in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.  Private U.S. citizens may also be targeted. 

Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plans and carry a fully charged communication device.
  • Notify a trusted person of your travel and movement plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and local security developments.
  • Monitor local media and news for updates.
  • Minimize non-essential travel.

Please click through here for the rest of the advisory, including contact information.

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