Gunmen attacked a National Directorate of Security (NDS) training center in the western Kabul neighborhood of Charahi Qambar in the morning (local time) of Thursday, August 16, according to a security official. Clashes are underway. No further details or claims of responsibility have emerged.
Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the attack, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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