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05 Jul 2020 | 07:47 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Ongoing funeral in Kabul's PD1 July 5

Afghanistan News Alert

Ongoing funeral procession reported in Kabul's Police District 1 (PD1) on July 5; localized disruption expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/7/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

Local reports suggest that there is an ongoing funeral procession as of Sunday, July 5, at 10:45 (local time) in Kabul's Police District 1 (PD1), in the area surrounding the Eidgah Mosque. Reports suggest that the deceased is a high-profile figure, therefore, there is a higher probability of attacks targeting funeral attendees. Body-borne improvised explosive devices (BBIEDs) have been used against funeral attendees in Kabul in the past.

Localized disruptions are expected in the area over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities or 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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