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21 Oct 2019 | 03:07 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Explosion reported in Kabul October 21

Afghanistan News Alert

Explosion reported in northwestern Kabul October 21; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/21/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

A suspected improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly detonated in the Karte Parwan locality of Kabul on Monday, October 21. No claim of responsibility was immediately reported. Details are still emerging. Avoid the area.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the area over the coming hours and days. Similar attacks are to be expected in Kabul over the near term.

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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