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04 Aug 2019 | 10:51 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Two killed in explosion in Taimani (Kabul) August 4 /update 1

Afghanistan News Alert

Explosion in Taimani area of Kabul leaves two people dead on August 4; similar attacks likely

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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Event

An improvised explosive device (IED) detonation left two people dead in the Taimani area of Kabul on the evening (local time) of Sunday, August 4. The blast reportedly targeted a passenger bus, killing the driver and a passerby.

Similar attacks are likely over the coming days and weeks. 

Context

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

Advice

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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