An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded near the Edgah mosque in PD4 of Jalalabad (Nangarhar province) on Monday, August 19, wounding at least 16 people. The incident took place during Independence Day celebrations.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the scene of the explosion. Details are still emerging; avoid the area.
Individuals in Afghanistan are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, liaise with their security partner, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.
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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