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India warns its nationals against threats in Afghanistan

In view of the heightened security threats, all Indian nationals visiting, staying and working in Afghanistan are advised to exercise utmost vigilance, the MEA advisory said.

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New Delhi, First Published Jun 29, 2021, 9:29 PM IST
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Cautioning its nationals, India on Tuesday issued an advisory due to the heightened threat environment in Afghanistan in the wake of the rise in violent activities in several provinces. 

"In view of the heightened security threats, all Indian nationals visiting, staying and working in Afghanistan are advised to exercise utmost vigilance and caution with regard to security at the workplace, place of residence, and also during the movement to their place of work," the advisory stated. 

It also asked the nationals arriving in Afghanistan to register with the embassy or consulate on the website or mail. 

"All Indian nationals are also strongly advised to avoid all types of non-essential movements. Movements especially during peak commuting hours should also be avoided. While travelling on roads, maintain distance from possible targets like military convoys, vehicles of government, ministries/office, high ranking officials, law enforcement agencies and avoid visiting crowded markets, shopping complex, grocery shops, restaurants and other public places," it said.

Further, it asked its nationals to avoid travelling outside the main cities. 

"The travel should be undertaken by Air as many highways and roads are unsafe and prone to attacks and illegal check posts put up by anti-government elements," it added.

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