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05 Sep 2019 | 06:13 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Explosion reported in downtown Kabul September 5

Afghanistan News Alert

Explosion occurs near security checkpoint in Kabul’s PD9 on September 5; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

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Event

An explosion was reported near a security checkpoint in the Sash Darak area of Kabul at approximately 10:15 (local time) on Thursday, September 5. Initial reports indicate that the blast may have been a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED). Details are still emerging. Avoid the area.

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. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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