Update 2022-04-21: The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack, in which at least ten people were killed.
2022-04-21: On Thursday (21 April) an explosion at a Shiite mosque in downtown Mazar-i-Sharif killed several people and injured dozens more.
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.