The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu reported Sept. 11 that it has information that official U.S. government installations and other places frequented by Americans, notably the Phora Durbar recreation area and international schools, may be targeted for attack. Consider minimizing visits to these places.

A general strike paralyzed Kathmandu and other cities Sept. 21. Hundreds were arrested in Kathmandu for gathering the previous night for a torch-light demonstration. The police had outlawed the night protest, even though these demonstrations are common before such strikes, because they feared violence. Stay off the streets during general strikes because they are often enforced violently.