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28 Nov 2018 | 08:48 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Complex attack on Camp Anjuman (Kabul) November 28 /update 1

Complex attack reported at Camp Anjuman (Kabul) November 28; details still emerging; avoid the area

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Event

A complex attack - including an explosion followed by an exchange of gunfire - has been reported at Camp Anjuman (PD9, Kabul) on the evening of Wednesday, November 28 (local time). Emergency services are responding to the incident. The attack is ongoing; avoid the area.

Context

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 and in the aftermath of parliamentary and district elections held October 20.

Advice

Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the attack, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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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