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09 Sep 2019 | 09:14 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Attacks in Kabul amid Martyrs’ Day celebrations September 9 /update 1

Afghanistan News Alert

IED attacks in Kabul amid Martyrs’ Day celebrations September 9; avoid the affected area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

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Event

Multiple Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonations have been reported in Kabul on Monday, September 9, amid Martyrs' Day celebrations, notably in the Taimani District, Street 5. Civilian casualties were reported in the PD5 and PD10 districts of the capital. Details are emerging.

Further such attacks are possible in the coming hours.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are anticipated in Kabul throughout the day.

Context

Martyrs' Day, also known as Massoud Day, marks the anniversary of the death of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the former leader of the Northern Alliance.

Advice

Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid large public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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