• publish: 9 February 2016
  • time: 9:31 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 3350
U.S. Embassy warns:

‘Foreign guesthouses possible target of attack in Kabul’

The Embassy of the United States in Kabul has issued a security alert regarding a possible attack on foreign guesthouses in capital Kabul.

“The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that as of early February 2016, unidentified insurgents are planning to attack unidentified foreign guesthouses in Kabul City, possibly near the Qala-e Fatullah neighborhood,” a statement b U.S. Embassy said.

The attack could also occur near Ansari or Haji Yaqub roundabouts in Kabul City, the statement said, adding that there is no further information regarding the timing, target, location, or method of any planned attack.

The security alert by the U.S. Embassy in Kabul comes amid deteriorating security situation across the country, including capital Kabul. Khaama press reported.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant during the recent months as the group has launched numerous coordinated attacks and offensives in various provinces of the country and in capital Kabul.

At least 20 people were killed and 29 others were wounded in a suicide attack near the Headquarter of the Public Order Police Forces in Kabul city.

The Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the attack which comes amid ongoing efforts to put an end to the ongoing violence through peaceful negotiations.

The attack on Public Order Police Forces headquarter followed ten days after a suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying media workers in the city, leaving at least seven people dead and 25 others wounded.

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