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21 Aug 2018 | 06:05 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Complex attack in Kabul near Eid Gah Mosque August 21

Afghanistan News Alert

Complex attack targets army installation in south Kabul, near Eid Gah Mosque; clashes ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

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Event

Anti-government extremists launched a complex attack in Kabul around 09:30 (local time) on Tuesday, August 21. Militants seized a mechanic shop near the Eid Gah Mosque, south of the Shash Darak neighborhood. Clashes involving the use of rocket propelled grenade (RPG) between the Afghan security forces and militants are ongoing. Further details have yet to emerge as of 10:15.

Advice

Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the attack, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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