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 Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Consular Section Closure for Eid…
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul will be closed for routine services during the three days of Eid al-Fitr, which will likely start…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Reminder of Risk of Terrorist…
Although there have been no recent attacks by organized terrorist groups in Tajikistan, the threat remains, and the danger of such an attack may have…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Karachi (Pakistan) Large Shia Procession on June 17
This message alerts U.S. citizens that the Shia Community will hold a large procession in observance of “Yom-e-Ali,” Saturday, June 17 in Karachi.…