UPDATED 11:25 AM PT – Sunday, August 15, 2021
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has urged U.S. citizens in Afghanistan to shelter in place, warning them not to come to the building or airport in the city. In a security alert on Sunday, the embassy said the security situation at Hamid Karzai International Airport was changing rapidly amid reports of gunfire.
This comes as the airport has been being used to evacuate U.S. diplomats and Afghans who helped the U.S. during the war.
According to the alert, Americans seeking help leaving the country should not contact the embassy and should instead register through a repatriation form. The embassy has reportedly suspended all operations amid an effort to evacuate U.S. personnel from the country.
Security Alert ⬇️https://t.co/D5PEDKeOOA
— U.S. Embassy Kabul (@USEmbassyKabul) August 15, 2021