South Central Asia > Afghanistan

Kabul Kidnapping Thwarted by Evasive Driving
A failed kidnapping attempt involving two expatriate aid workers in Kabul has brought new focus on the ability of drivers to evade potential…

Kandahar Airport Attack & the Taliban
On December 8, Taliban insurgents, dressed in military uniforms with light and heavy weaponry, launched a 26-hour assault near the Kandahar…

Afghan Security After Mullah Omar
On July 30, after years of speculation and rumors about Afghan Taliban emir Mullah Omar’s death, the Afghan National Directorate of Security…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Logar Terror Attack
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that an attack is ongoing in Logar Province, at the Appellate Court. Embassy personnel have been…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Kabul Militant Threats
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Demonstrations planned in Kabul…
Due to planned mass demonstrations throughout Kabul City, the U.S. Embassy Consular Section will not be handling visa appointments on Monday, May 16.…