A magnetic improvised explosive device (MIED) detonated near the Police District 3 police headquarters in the Kart-e-Char area of Kabul on Thursday, August 2, at approximately 19:30 (local time). Police cordons are currently in place surrounding the affected area. No casualties have yet been reported and it is unclear who is responsible for the blast; further details are still emerging.
Individuals in Kabul are advised to avoid the area of the blast and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.
As a reminder, Western governments advise their citizens against all but essential travel to Afghanistan. Individuals traveling in 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.