U.S., Britain Warn Their Citizens To Keep Away From Kabul Hotels Amid ‘Security Threats’

The United States and Britain have warned their citizens to stay away from hotels in Kabul, specifically citing the Serena Hotel, a popular venue for foreign guests in the Afghan capital.

“U.S. citizens who are at or near the Serena Hotel should leave immediately,” the U.S. State Department said early on October 11, citing “security threats” in the area.

The heavily fortified Serena was one of the main hotels used by foreign visitors prior to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of Western troops in August.

An affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks in the country since the Taliban takeover.

No other details were immediately available.

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