As of Monday, December 2, an unidentified gunman reportedly opened fire on a police vehicle, killing two soldiers and injuring three others around Pul-e-Charkhi, in Kabul's PD9 neighborhood. Search operations are ongoing. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Search operations are ongoing. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are anticipated in the vicinity of the incident over the coming hours. Similar attacks are likely over the near term.
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 or their home governments.
The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.