According to security officials, at least ten people were killed and 19 more wounded in an attack launched by Taliban fighters on a private security company's installations at Camp Anjuman (PD9, Kabul) on the evening of Wednesday, November 28 (local time). Reports indicate that militants detonated a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) before engaging security forces with small arms fire. Further attacks on high-value targets are possible in Kabul in the near term. The Taliban have issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack.
Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis. Such assaults are in part intended to undermine the perceived capacity of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) - and the Afghan government more broadly - to adequately provide security in the wake of the withdrawal of most US-led NATO forces from the country and in the aftermath of parliamentary and district elections held October 20.
Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to any 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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