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Afghanistan: Six killed in Kabul explosions March 21 /update 1

Ministry of Health confirms at least six deaths in series of explosions in Kabul’s Kart-e-Sakhi area on March 21; 23 others wounded

21 Mar 06:59 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kart-e-Sakhi (Kabul)
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Event

At least six people were killed, and 23 others wounded, in a series of a explosions in the Kabul neighborhood of Kart-e-Sakhi on Thursday, March 21, according to a Ministry of Health spokesman. At least three explosions were reported around 09:30 (local time) near the Kabul Medical Institute and Sakhi Shrine during Nawruz celebrations. Further details are still emerging.

Context

Afghanistan is celebrating Nowruz, or Afghan New Year, on March 21.

Advice

Individuals in Kabul are advised to avoid the area of the blasts, monitor developments to the situation, strictly avoid any public gatherings, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advise and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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