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15 Sep 2020 | 09:13 PM UTC

Albania: Car explosion causes injuries in central Tirana September 15

Albania News Alert

Car explosion causes three injuries in central Tirana on September 15; anticipate disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Tirane). COUNTRY/REGION Tirana


A car explosion in central Tirana injured at least three people in the Vasil Shanto area of Tirana on Tuesday, September 15. Reports suggest that the blast was caused by a remotely detonated improvised explosive device (IED) and may have been placed as part of a revenge attack linked to organized crime.

Investigations into the blast, with assorted disruptions to overland travel, are likely to continue in the near term.


Individuals in Tirana are advised to allow ample travel time due to residual disruption and obey instructions issued by local authorities.


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