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18 Aug 2019 | 05:53 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 63 after suicide bombing in Kabul August 17 /update 1

Afghanistan News Alert

Officials confirm that at least 63 people were killed in the August 17 explosion in Kabul; heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

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Event

The interior ministry has confirmed that the death toll from the suicide bombing that occurred in the PD06 area of Kabul at 22:40 (local time) on Saturday, August 17, has risen to at least 63 people, while another 182 are wounded. The Taliban has not claimed responsibility for the bomb that targeted the Shahr-e-Dubai wedding hall.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the scene of the explosion in the coming hours. Similar attacks in the capital are possible in the near term.

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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