Emergency Message

March 10, 2016

The Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a U.S. citizen was stabbed on Thursday morning, March 10, in Fintas. His injuries are not life-threatening. The man who assaulted him is in police custody.

The Embassy is not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens. Nonetheless, U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Kuwait should remain vigilant regarding their personal security. The Embassy takes this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times. Extremists may attack in groups or alone, in planned actions or attacking targets of opportunity. Always exercise caution in places where U.S. and Western citizens gather.

The Embassy also recommends carrying a mobile phone at all times. Contact Kuwait Emergency Services at 112 if you need emergency assistance.

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