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US Warns Citizens Not to Travel in Afghanistan

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KABUL: The US embassy in Kabul has warned of an increase in terrorist and criminal incidents in Kabul, urging its citizens to refraim traveling to Afghanistan, or should leave the country.

In recent weeks, increased terrorist attacks, kidnappings, criminal violence, and civil unrest have occurred throughout Afghanistan, the embassy said in a statement.

“Hotels, residential compounds, international organizations, embassies, and other locations frequented by foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, are known to be under enduring threat, the statement added.

“The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the Travel Advisory for Afghanistan due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, armed conflict, and COVID-19. U.S. citizens already in Afghanistan should consider departing. If you decide to remain in Afghanistan, carefully consider all travel and limit trips only to those that are absolutely necessary,” the statement added.

Earlier, the US embassy had issued an alert indicating targeted killings of journalists, civil society activists, government officials, and public figures will escalate.

It turned reality as the deadly string of assassination has growing on daily basis, only on Monday, three blasts occurred in Kabul, while on Sunday, two judges were killed by unknown gunmen in the protected area again in Kabul.

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