US embassy alerts of possible terror attacks against UN facilities

(Last Updated On: October 11, 2015)

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The US embassy in Kabul warns of possible complex attacks either on the United Nations local headquarters or other UN facilities.

“US Embassy Kabul has received reports that as of early October 2015, militants were planning to conduct a complex attack using a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) and suicide bombers against the United Nations Headquarters or possibly other United Nations facilities in Kabul City, Kabul Province, Afghanistan on or about 12 October 2015,” a statement from the US mission read.

The statement further alerts US citizens to avoid these areas and advises its citizens to avoid visiting Afghanistan and consider departing as the security in Afghanistan is very unstable.

“In accordance with the Travel Warning for Afghanistan, the Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan.  The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical. U.S. citizens currently visiting or residing in Afghanistan may wish to consider departing.  The Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens who decide to remain in Afghanistan to review your personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety, remain aware of your surroundings, monitor local media for updates, and maintain a high level of vigilance.”

This warning comes as a suicide bombing hit a convoy of foreign troops in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday morning which destroyed two foreign vehicles partially and injured at least three civilians slightly.

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