Emerging reports indicate a large explosion has taken place in Baghdad on Wednesday, December 11. Further details were not immediately reported; avoid the area.
A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Baghdad are advised to avoid the affected area, monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.