An explosion was heard in the Guzargah area of southern Kabul on the morning (local time) of Wednesday, July 10. The blast, which occurred around 09:35, is suspected of being an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting security force vehicles in the area. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruption are expected near the scene of the explosion.
Anti-government extremists launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis.
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. Although travel is possible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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