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22 May 2020 | 05:17 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Three-day curfew announced in Kabul during Eid al-Fitr May 23-25

Afghanistan News Alert

Kabul governor announces three-day curfew during Eid al-Fitr between May 23-25; follow official directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/25/2020, 10:00 AM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul


Kabul's governor has announced that a citywide three-day curfew will be in place from 04:00 (local time) on Saturday, May 23, to 04:00 on Monday, May 25, during the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday. During these hours, all Kabul city gates will be closed to vehicular traffic, with only essential workers such as senior government officials, health workers, journalists, and diplomats permitted to conduct limited movements in the city.

A heightened security presence and transportation and business disruptions are anticipated in the city during the curfew.


Individuals in Kabul are advised to 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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