Expressing concern over the security situation in Afghanistan, the German Foreign Ministry stated that terror and kidnapping have increased in the country in recent months and has asked its citizens to leave Afghanistan.
Germany told the citizens that the security situation in Afghanistan is very serious and the residents of this country have already been affected by this condition due to the closure of the embassy of this country in Kabul, local consular support isn’t possible in Afghanistan at the moment.
In the statement of the German Foreign Ministry, it is noted: “All over Afghanistan, including Kabul, Germans are at high risk”.
The ministry has emphasized that criminal groups have targeted foreigners for their attacks and kidnappings and that there is no safe place in Afghanistan.
This ministry asked its citizens to refrain from traveling to Afghanistan because the conditions to leave this country are difficult.
“Although Kabul International Airport is generally open, but the flights from that airport are very limited and it has been the target of terrorist attacks in the past”.
The announcement also states that German residents should refrain from public demonstrations and gatherings in front of buildings used by the Taliban and religious schools.
In a message, German citizens are advised: “Do not spend the night in unsafe places under any circumstances. Keep your money, ID card, driver’s license, and other important documents safe. Be suspicious of unfamiliar emails, prize announcements, offers, and requests for help from unknown people. Do not share any information about yourself”.
The German Foreign Ministry’s warning to its citizens comes at a time when the insecurity of kidnapping and hostage-taking of foreign citizens has increased in the last two years with the Taliban’s control over Afghanistan.