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11 Jun 2020 | 06:50 AM UTC

Afghanistan: MAIED detonation kills one in Kabul’s PD8 June 11

Afghanistan News Alert

A magnetically-attached improvised explosive device (MAIED) detonation kills one person in Kabul’s Hewadwal Square area (PD8) on June 11; heightened security expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

A magnetically attached improvised explosive device (MAIED) reportedly detonated in the vicinity of Kabul's Hewadwal Square in Police District 8 (PD8) at approximately 07:40 (local time) on Thursday, June 11. The blast struck a vehicle in the area, killing one person and wounding another. The area has since been cleared by security forces.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.

Advice

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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