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.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution,Worldwide Travel Alert, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kuwait Country Specific Information
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, located at Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa Street, Block 6, Plot 14, Bayan, Kuwait, at +965-2259-1001. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +965-2259-1001.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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