EOS Alerts 8-5-2019
Afghanistan: Taliban Carry Out Another Attack in Kabul
On 8 May at 1145 LT, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near the Attorney General's Office in the Shahr-e-Naw area of Kabul. Following the explosion, a gun battle took place between Afghan security forces and an unconfirmed number of attackers According to the Ministry of Interior Affairs, the attack was intended to target an international organisation. The Taliban have released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. Details are still emerging.
Avoid all non-essential travel to Afghanistan. Afghanistan's Western-backed government is fighting an intensifying war with both the Taliban and ISIL. All travel within Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of kidnapping, hostage taking, military combat operations, landmines, banditry, armed rivalry between political and tribal groups, Islamic State militant attacks, direct and indirect fire, suicide bombings and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne or other improvised explosive devices. Government facilities, news stations, embassies, military installations, guest houses, commercial entities, non-governmental organisations, offices, restaurants, hotels, airports, schools and universities continue to be popular targets.