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17 Sep 2019 | 09:36 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Explosion in Kabul on September 17

Afghanistan News Alert

An explosion near Massoud Circle in Kabul leaves at least seven casualties on September 17; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

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Event

A suspected suicide motorcycle vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) detonated east of the Massoud Circle in Kabul at approximately 13:00 (local time) on Tuesday, September 17. The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have reportedly closed roads in the area in both directions. Unconfirmed reports indicate at least seven people were killed and one injured in the attack. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Details are emerging.

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

Context

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.

Advice

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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