U.S. embassy warns of possible attack on hotel in Kabul | Reuters

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Reuters April 12, 2016 03:16:51 IST
U.S. embassy warns of possible attack on hotel in Kabul
| Reuters

US embassy warns of possible attack on hotel in Kabul
 Reuters

WASHINGTON The U.S. embassy in Afghanistan issued an emergency warning to U.S. citizens on Monday, saying it had received reports that insurgents are planning attacks targeting the Star Hotel in Kabul.

"In response to this potential threat, the U.S. Embassy Kabul is advising American citizens to avoid the Star Hotel and to remain vigilant when visiting hotels in Kabul, especially during large gatherings," the embassy said on Twitter.

The warnings follow at least two rockets attacks in the diplomatic zone of Kabul on Saturday just hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held meetings with Afghan government leaders in the capital.

The Taliban has stepped up its insurgency since most foreign troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, although Kabul has enjoyed a period of relative calm during the harsh winter months.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Paul Simao)

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