Gunmen killed at least three security force members and wounded five others in an attack on a public protection forces unit compound in Gardez (Pakita province) on Tuesday morning, September 1. Pakita police stated that the attack started with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) and was followed by a brief gunbattle, ending when the two attackers were killed by security forces. The identity of the attackers was not immediately known.
Those in Gardez should be mindful of the possibility of further attacks and security operations in the area.
Those in Pakita 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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