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01 Oct 2020 | 03:10 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Premature suicide bomb detonation reported in Kabul's PD8 October 1

Afghanistan News Alert

Suicide bomber prematurely detonates device in Kabul’s PD8 on October 1; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/3/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

A suicide bomber prematurely detonated their device in Kabul's Police District 8 (PD8) on Thursday, October 1. The blast reportedly occurred at 18:20 (local time) in the Sarak-e Naw area. There have been no reports of injuries or fatalities at this time.

Localized disruptions are possible in PD8 in the near term. Those in Kabul should be mindful of the possibility of secondary attacks in the near term.

Advice

Those in Kabul are advised to avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for possible 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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