Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location: Countrywide

Event:  Recent acts of violent extremism in Pakistan

Following the December 23 explosion in the I-10 area of Islamabad, U.S. citizens are reminded that planned attacks and criminal activity often occur in crowded public locations such as markets, shopping malls, hotels, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, schools, and other areas where people tend to gather.  Public events, such as demonstrations and celebratory gatherings are also at a higher risk for violence.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise vigilance at events and places of worship and avoid locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Carry identification and follow requests from law enforcement.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.