A suicide bombing attack killed one person and wounded four others in Chinar (Kandahar province) amid Nowruz celebrations on Friday, March 22. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault. Similar attacks are possible in Kandahar province over the near term.
Afghanistan began celebrating Nowruz, or Afghan New Year, on March 21.
At least six people were killed and 23 others wounded in several explosions in Kabul during Nowruz celebrations on March 21.
Individuals in Kandahar province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid public gatherings, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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