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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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), September 11 Anniversary
As the Afghan observance of Martyrs’ Day on September 9, 2016 and the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approach, the U.S. Embassy in…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Afghan Martyrdom Day Holiday…
The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed on Thursday, September 8, 2016, in honor of the Afghan Martyrdom Day national…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Ongoing Attack in Kabul
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that an ongoing attack is taking place in the Shar-e-Now neighborhood of Kabul, behind the Kabul Bank.…