Security Alert – Explosion near Tashkent Airport

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Tashkent (September 28, 2023)  

Location:  Uzbekistan

Event: Explosion near Tashkent International Airport

At approximately 3 a.m. a large explosion occurred at a warehouse near the Tashkent International Airport.  The building is reported to be significantly damaged, and fire and safety personnel are working in the area.  Traffic may be affected in the vicinity.  The international airport remains open and operational.

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the area until the event is cleared.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Monitor local media for updates.