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05 Oct 2019 | 02:58 PM UTC

Afghanistan: IED explosion reported near Kabul Serena Hotel October 5

Afghanistan News Alert

Improvised explosive device (IED) detonation reported near Kabul Serena Hotel October 5, with no casualties immediately reported; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul Serena Hotel


An improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Kabul's Deh Afghanan area (PD2), near the Kabul Serena Hotel, around 18:23 (local time) on Saturday, October 5. No casualties were immediately reported; no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected around the incident area over the coming hours. Avoid the vicinity of the attack.  


Individuals in Kabul are advised to avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the 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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