The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that left seven people dead in Jalalabad on Saturday, August 25. According to security officials, at approximately 11:30 (local time) on August 25, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device during a demonstration in front of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Jalalabad. Further attacks targeting political events are possible in Jalalabad in the coming weeks.
Individuals in Afghanistan 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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