Suspected militants fired multiple rockets around Afshar district (Kabul), in the PD5 area, from 12:20 to 14:30 (local time) on Tuesday, July 24, leaving at least seven people wounded. The fire reportedly came from the vicinity of Paghman district; potential intended targets of the rocket attack include a nearby police academy, the Marshal Fahim Military Academy, and the Afghan National Army barracks. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the area, which is predominantly home to members of the Hazara Shi'a community. Police lifted security cordons by 16:00 which were initially put in place after the attack. Additional militant attacks are possible on security forces installations and Hazara Shi'a neighborhoods in Kabul in the near-term.
Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the PD5 area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
Individuals traveling around Afghanistan, including Kabul, are advised to seek professional security advice, to continually reassess their personal security, to maintain contact and report movements, and to stay away from protests, demonstrations, and large gatherings.
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