Two days after a suicide bomber tried unsuccessfully to kill a senior Afghan election commission official during Kabul rush hour the U.S. Embassy in the city is warning Americans of an imminent attack based on credible intelligence.
The embassy warns Americans that can not leave the city “to exercise extreme caution if moving around the city … during this period of heightened threat.”
The intel suggests car bombs and multiple attackers could be used in the attack.
Afghanistan’s current security situation is unstable at best and AmericanMilitaryNews.com will keep you updated as events unfold.
From NBC News:
KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. officials warned Americans in Afghanistan on Monday about “credible reports of an imminent attack” on the country’s capital in the next 48 hours.
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul urged Americans “to exercise extreme caution if moving around the city … during this period of heightened threat.”
In a statement entitled “Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens,” the embassy said it had “received credible reports of an imminent attack” but added there were “no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method.”
However, a security source within the embassy said the attack “may involve multiple assailants and car bombs” and was “classified as credible.” The source added it had “not affected the normal embassy operation.”
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