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Afghanistan: Explosion reported in Kabul May 8

An explosion reportedly occurred in the Shahr-e-Naw area of Kabul on May 8, along with unconfirmed reports of gunfire; details still emerging

08 May 07:45 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul
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Event

A significant explosion reportedly occurred in the Shrar-e-Naw area of downtown Kabul on the morning (local time) of Wednesday, May 8. There are also unconfirmed reports of gunfire in the area near the Attorney General's Office. Officials have not confirmed any casualties and details are still emerging.

Context

Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis. Such assaults are, in part, intended to undermine the perceived capacity of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) - and the Afghan government more broadly - to adequately provide security in the wake of the withdrawal of most US-led NATO forces from the country.

Advice

Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the areas of the blast, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or 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 advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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