Afghanistan: German embassy in Kabul closes amid security threats

Posted on October 18, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriates, Germany, Terrorism, Tourist Warning

The Local Germany reports that Germany’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that its embassy in Afghanistan was shut but declined to comment on a media report it had been closed in response to a “serious” security threat. “It is correct that the German embassy in Kabul is currently closed,” a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP, confirming a report in the Welt newspaper. However, the spokesman would not be drawn on the newspaper report that the embassy had been closed for “several days” after warnings of an “Islamist terrorist attack” from the German secret service (BND). “According to our information, the BND recently warned the foreign ministry of a risk of a terrorist attack by Islamists in Kabul,” wrote the Welt. Read article

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