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08 Oct 2020 | 04:50 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Reports of IED explosion in Kabul's PD17 on October 8

Afghanistan News Alert

Reports of IED explosion on Badam Bagh Road in Kabul's PD17 on October 8; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/8/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul


Reports on Thursday morning, October 8, indicate that an improvised explosive device (IED) blast occurred on Badam Bagh Road (Deh Kepak) in Kabul's Police District 17 (PD17). The incident took place at around 07:50 (local time) and no casualties have been reported. Currently, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Localized disruptions are possible in the abovementioned areas in the near term. Those in Kabul should be mindful of the possibility of further attacks.


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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