Incendiary Device Thrown at U.S. Embassy in Tashkent

At approximately 7:30 am on Monday, September 28 an unidentified assailant tossed two improvised incendiary devices on to embassy grounds.  One of the incendiary devices exploded. Immediately following the explosion the embassy went on lockdown.  No one was injured in the blast.  The embassy is no longer on lockdown and is open for business.  At this time there is no specific threat information against Americans and/or American interests.  Visitors to the U.S. Embassy will notice an increased security presence as a result of this event.  An investigation on the event is underway and the U.S. Embassy is cooperating with local authorities.

  • We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Uzbekistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Regularly monitor the Department of State website at, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Uzbekistan.  For additional information, review the Traveler’s Checklist on the Department of State website.
  • Contact U.S. Embassy Tashkent for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free from within the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
  • U.S. Embassy Tashkent is located on 3 Moyqorghon Street, 5th Block, Yunusobod District, 100093 Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  Routine American citizen services are provided daily on an advance appointment basis from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  American citizens may schedule their appointments through the online appointment system.  The embassy’s telephone number for both general inquiries and American citizen emergencies is (99871) 120-54-50.  Follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at