Since 1979, Afghanistan has been involved in a series of devastating conflicts. Despite it’s dangers, travellers might still wish to come here to experience the historic monuments of Islamic culture. Although, travelling here is discouraged as Kabul is a dangerous and violent area. The Afghan government has little control over Kabul which is effectively a war zone. The area is highly unsafe and it’s recommended not to travel here.
Terrorists in Afghanistan are very aggressive and regularly carry attacks on Kabul. On 12 May 2020, a terrorist attack targeted a maternity ward at a hospital in Kabul city, killing 24 and wounding at least another 20 people. On 25 March 2020, a terrorist attack targeted a Sikh Gurdwara in Kabul city, killing 25 and wounding at least another eight people.
Terrorist attacks notably from Daesh are a serious threat to foreigners. The group is fiercely hostile to the UK and other western countries. There is an increased threat to Western interests in Kabul which could make any UK interest or person a target. Attacks include bombs (roadside and other), suicide bombs (either on foot or by vehicle), indirect fire (rockets and mortars), direct fire (shootings and rocket propelled grenades), kidnappings and violent crime.