A suspected improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly detonated in the PD06 area of Kabul on Monday, August 19. The blast seemingly targeted an Independence Day procession in the capital. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
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 Kabul 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. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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