BREAKING: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Warns of ‘Imminent Attack’
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.”
Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman with the Afghan interior ministry, told NBC News that the report was “nothing new” and that “we do get many of them daily.” He added: “We take these reports very seriously and deal with accordingly.”