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01 Oct 2020 | 04:19 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Demonstrators gather in Kabul October 1

Afghanistan News Alert

Protesters gather in Kabul’s PD5 on October 1; heightened security and transport disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul


Demonstrators have gathered outside the Loya Jirga Tent in Kabul's Police District Five (PD5) on Thursday, October 1. Around 350 Hezb-e Islami supporters gathered at around 07:05 (local time) to protest against 24th anniversary commemorations of former president Najibullah.

A heavy police presence has been reported in the area and roads have been closed, which is likely to lead to transportation disruptions.


Those in Kabul are advised to monitor developments, avoid protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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