No casualties have been reported following a rocket attack targeting the US Embassy in Kabul during the early morning hours (local time) of Wednesday, September 11. According to local media reports, the compound was declared secure about an hour later after the attack. As of 09:00, no group has claimed responsibility for firing the rocket. The incident comes on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US and days after US President Donald Trump canceled peace talks with Taliban leaders.
A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours and days. Similar attacks are to be expected in Kabul over the near term.
Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, liaise with their security partner, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.
The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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