• Bamako CC Meeting - April 2017
    Ambassador Paul Folmsbee and Regional Security Officer Jason Willis provide remarks to the newly established Bamako, Mali Country Council on April 5, 2017.
    

South Central Asia

OSAC Snapshot: Political Violence in Darjeeling
Sporadic violence between protesters and security forces continues in Darjeeling, a city in India’s West Bengal state approximately 600km north of…

Deadly Attack Highlights Continued Instability in Afghanistan
The May 31 truck bombing in Kabul that killed more than 150 people and injured hundreds of others marked the beginning of a deadly week in Kabul. A…

Pakistan’s Terrorism Threat
On May 12, a suicide blast reportedly killed at least 25 people and injured more than 40 others in Balochistan. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham…

Consular Reporting

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Demonstrations Planned for July…
The U.S. Embassy has received information that on July 23 and July 24, 2017, there may be large scale gatherings and protests in various parts of…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lahore (Pakistan), Heightened Threat Level for Lahore
The U.S. Consulate General Lahore has received indications that there is a heightened threat of a terrorist attack in Lahore. According to media…