At approximately 11:30 (local time) on Saturday, August 25, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device during a demonstration in front of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Jalalabad. Reports indicate that at least seven people were killed in the attack, with several more suffering injuries. Further attacks targeting political events are possible in Jalalabad in the coming weeks.
Individuals in Afghanistan, and particularly those in Jalalabad, are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. 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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