Update 2019-01-21: According to recent reports, more than one hundred security forces were killed in the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
2019-01-21: A car bomb attack took place at a military base in Maidan Shar, south-west of Kabul, on Monday (21 January). Two other attackers stormed the military base after the explosion. Multiple people were killed and dozens of others were injured.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.