Unidentified assailants opened fire on an army patrol in Rawalpindi on the evening (local time) on Saturday, December 8, killing one person and wounding two others. The army has reportedly cordoned off a 1-km (0.6-mi) radius around the site of the incident in the Westridge area. Authorities have advised individuals in Rawalpindi to avoid the area until further notice.
Individuals in Rawalpindi are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
As a reminder, due to the high threat of terrorism, kidnapping, and sectarian violence throughout the country, many Western governments advise their citizens against nonessential travel to Pakistan, except to the capital Islamabad.