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15 May 2019 | 04:25 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Clashes reported amid demonstration in Kabul May 15

Afghanistan News Alert

Violent protest reported at Panjsad Family Square area of Kabul May 15; similar protests possible over coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Panjsad Familiy Square


A violent protest reportedly took place at Panjsad Family Square on Wednesday, May 15, in the Khair Khana 2 area of Kabul. According to local sources, demonstrators stormed the local police headquarters, prompting a brief exchange of fire involving security forces. Unconfirmed sources claim the unrest resulted in an unspecified number of casualties.

A heightened security presence and localized road closures are possible in the immediate area over the coming hours. Similar protests are possible over the coming days. 


Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home governments.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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