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04 Aug 2019 | 01:37 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Explosion reported in Taimani (Kabul) August 4

Afghanistan News Alert

Local sources report explosion in Taimani area of Kabul on August 4; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

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An explosion was heard in the Taimani area of Kabul on the evening (local time) of Sunday, August 4. According to unconfirmed reports, the blast, which occurred around 17:30, is suspected of being an improvised explosive device (IED) targeting a government vehicle in the area.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruption are expected near the scene of the explosion.


Anti-government extremists launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis.


Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, liaise with their security partner, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.

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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