Local sources claim an armed clash has been reported in Kabul's Sarake Naw area in the PD09 district as of approximately 17:30 (local time) on Monday, July 29. Details are still emerging; avoid the area.
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.
Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or 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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