Local sources reported an explosion which occurred in Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan area (Police District 10) at 19:55 (local time) on Tuesday, June 2. Reports suggest that the blast may have been a body-borne improvised explosive device (BBIED) attack that targeted the Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque during evening prayers. Security forces have cordoned off the scene of the explosion.
A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Kabul are advised to avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the 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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