Afghanistan travel advice

There is a high threat from terrorism and specific methods of attack are evolving and increasing in sophistication. There is a high threat of kidnapping throughout Afghanistan.

Recent months have seen the following attacks against foreign targets:

  • 17 May 2015 – a vehicle borne explosive device was used against an EU Police Mission vehicle near Kabul airport, killing at least 3 people
  • 13 May 2015 – an attack on a hotel in central Kabul, killing at least 15 people
  • 26 February 2015 – a Turkish embassy vehicle was attacked by a suicide vehicle borne explosive device, killing 1 person
  • 29 January 2015 – a gunman opened fire against American contractors at the airport complex, killing 3 people
  • 25 January 2015 – a vehicle borne explosive device detonated near the north entrance to Kabul airport
  • 12 January 2015 – a British Embassy vehicle was attacked by a small explosive device in eastern Kabul
  • 5 January 2015 – a USAID vehicle was targeted by a small explosive device near the airport

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