A magnetic improvised explosive device (MIED) detonation was reported in the Wazir Abad area (PD10) of Kabul around 18:00 (local time) on Monday, October 28. The number of associated casualties was not immediately reported; no militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Avoid the site of the attack.
Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis. Such assaults are, in part, intended to undermine the perceived capacity of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) - and the Afghan government more broadly - to adequately provide security in the wake of the withdrawal of most US-led NATO forces from the country.
Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, 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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