"Given the security conditions and staff cuts, the embassy's ability to provide assistance to US citizens in Afghanistan is extremely limited, even in Kabul," the US Embassy in Kabul said in a statement.
It is noted that the violence in Afghanistan has been steadily increasing since the announcement of the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country. The Taliban attacked many areas and nearly doubled militant-controlled territory, capturing several key border crossings.
The killings of journalists, human rights defenders and government officials have sharply increased. Dawa Khan Menapal, director of a government information center, was killed during Friday prayers in Kabul.
Fighting continues in several cities in Afghanistan. On Friday, the Taliban captured Zaranj, the capital of Nimruz province, in the first seizure of the provincial capital since the withdrawal of foreign troops began. Taliban militants have taken over Sheberghan, the provincial capital of Jowzjan. The city is home to a former Afghan military leader, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum.
Due to the actions of the Taliban, many citizens also tried to flee. Large numbers of Nimruz residents tried to cross into Iran, which borders the province, but Iranian border guards turned them back.