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12 Sep 2019 | 10:30 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Explosion in Kabul on September 12

Afghanistan News Alert

An explosion in Kabul left nine casualties on September 12; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul


A vehicle improvised explosive device (VBIED) attack was reported on Thursday, September 12, producing an explosion at an Afghan National Security Forces camp in Kabul's Darulaman area. Nine casualties were reported, four of which are Afghan security forces. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Sources indicate that secondary devices following an initial explosion have become common in Afghanistan.


Taliban militants launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis. Such assaults are, in part, intended to undermine the perceived capacity of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) - and the Afghan government more broadly - to adequately provide security in the wake of the withdrawal of most US-led NATO forces from the country.


Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, liaise with their security partner, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

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


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