The United States and Britain have issued a security alert for Kabul. U.S & UK have warned their citizens to avoid hotels in the Afghan capital. The warning comes days after dozens were killed at a mosque in an attack claimed by the Islamic State. As reported by AP, a major explosion at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province claimed the lives of at least 100 people.
“Because of security threats at the Serena Hotel, we advise US citizens to avoid traveling to the hotel and the surrounding vicinity”
The United States and Britain on Monday asked their citizens to avoid travelling to a luxury hotel in Kabul and its vicinity because of “security threats”. “Because of security threats at the Serena Hotel, we advise US citizens to avoid traveling to the hotel and the surrounding vicinity”, the US Embassy in Afghanistan said in a security alert on October 11.
All Americans who are at or near the Serena Hotel should leave immediately, the Embassy’s added. The well-known Serena Hotel, a luxury hotel popular with business travellers and foreign guests, has twice been the target of attacks by the Taliban.
In recent years, the Islamic State’s Afghanistan-Pakistan chapter has been responsible for some of the deadliest attacks in those countries. Massacring civilians at mosques, shrines, public squares and even hospitals.