Americans warned against travel to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Thursday urged its citizens not to travel to Afghanistan, saying the current situation in the war-torn country remained dangerous.
"No province in Afghanistan should be considered immune from violence and banditry, and the strong possibility exists for hostile acts, either targeted or random, against US and other foreign nationals at any time,” the State Department said.
In its latest travel advisory, the department said remnants of the former Taliban regime and members of other terrorist organisations hostile to the government of Afghanistan and foreign nationals remained active in every province.
The threat situation in Afghanistan was still considered critical and was expected to remain so through the presidential and provincial elections and the political and military transition in 2014, the advisory said.
It added there was an ongoing and serious risk throughout the country of injury and death to US citizens, including those with protective security details or with Afghan and coalition security forces nearby.
"Despite numerous security operations and checkpoints by Afghan and coalition forces in and around the city, Kabul remains at high risk for militant attacks, including VBIEDs, direct and indirect fire, and suicide bombings," the travel advisory said.
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