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US warns Americans against travel to Afghanistan

US warns Americans against travel to Afghanistan

May 23, 2015 - 10:58

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Friday warned its citizens against travelling to Afghanistaninfo-icon.

“The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all US citizens in Afghanistan remains critical,” the State Department said in a travel advisory.

The US government remains highly concerned about possible attacks on its citizens (whether visiting or residing in Afghanistan), facilities, businesses, and perceived American and foreign interests, the advisory said.

Attacks may target official government convoys and compounds, including Afghan and US government facilities, foreign embassies and military installations, as well as restaurants, hotels, airports, non-governmental organization (NGO) offices, international organizations, religious institutions, educational centers, foreign guesthouses, and other commercial entities, it said.

Extremists associated with various Talibaninfo-icon networks and members of other armed opposition groups are active in every province of the country, the State Department said. 

Despite numerous security operations and checkpoints by Afghan and coalition forces in and around the capital, Kabulinfo-icon is at high risk for militant attacks, including vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED), direct and indirect fire, and suicide bombings.

The same risks also exist in other major cities in Afghanistan, including Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Kandahar, it said.

A strong possibility for hostile acts exists throughout the country at all times, either targeted or random, against both US and other foreign nationals, it added.


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