Reports indicate that a complex attack by militants has occurred in Ghazni's Police District 3 (PD3) on Sunday, November 29. The attack targeted an Afghan National Security Forces (ANSDF) compound in the city. An initial explosion was reportedly caused by a vehicle-borne improvised device (VBIED). Following the blast the militants engaged security forces with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Initial reports indicate that at least five security forces members have been killed in the attack and several others injured. No group has claimed immediate responsibility for the attack. It is unclear if the attack is still ongoing as of mid-morning (local time).
Clashes and security operations are expected in the area in the coming hours. Further militant attacks are likely in Ghazni and throughout Afghanistan in the medium term.
Those in Ghazni province are advised to avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for possible 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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