Afghanistan – Disruption of postal operations

2019-05-13

Afghan Post asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that a terrorist attack hit Afghan Post headquarters on Saturday, 13 April 2019.

As a result of that attack, parcel post, customs and international outbound mail offices were burned down and a number of experienced postal officials were killed.

The IPS.post system for postal parcels, small packets, registered letter mail and customer service is down. EDI messages with partners cannot be transmitted, and there is no access to the international outgoing mail system or to the Internet.

Afghan Post is working to restart its operational systems as quickly as possible.

Afghan Post thanks all member countries and their designated operators for their understanding. It will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.