The U.S. government has received information about a possible attack on Americans at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. In response, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has banned all American staff from visiting the hotel and has placed Islamabad on a Red Alert due to security concerns. The embassy is also urging all Mission personnel to avoid non-essential, unofficial travel in Islamabad during the holiday season.
As a precaution, the U.S. government advises Americans to exercise vigilance at events and places of worship, and to avoid locations with large crowds. It is also recommended that individuals review their personal security plans, carry identification, and be aware of their surroundings. Keep an eye on local media for updates on the situation. If you are in the area, follow any requests from law enforcement and stay safe.