Kabul mosque attacked

This item appears on page 16 of the October 2017 issue.

On Aug. 25, a Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, was targeted by a suicide bomber followed by two gunmen who opened fire on survivors. At least 20 people were killed in the attack, with more than 40 injured. The gunmen were killed by Afghani security forces. The Islamist militant group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

The US Department of State warns that travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of kidnapping, hostage taking, military combat operations, land mines, banditry, armed rivalries between political and tribal groups, militant attacks, direct and indirect fire, suicide bombings and insurgent attacks. 

Extremists associated with various Taliban networks, Daesh and other armed opposition groups are active throughout the country.