Afghanistan will hold Independence Day celebrations across the country on Monday, August 19, with the main event being held at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Heightened security measures have been implemented in the capital ahead of the event, with increased checkpoints and security patrols observed. Business, commercial, and transportation disruptions are to be anticipated nationwide during the celebrations.
Individuals in Afghanistan, and particularly those in Kabul, are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations and expect crowded conditions, longer travel times, and increased security measures during the celebrations.
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