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12 Oct 2020 | 02:15 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Reports of IED explosion in Kabul's PD12 on October 12

Afghanistan News Alert

Reports of IED explosion at Arzan Qemat in Kabul's PD12 on October 12; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

Reports on Monday, October 12, indicate that an improvised explosive device (IED) blast occurred at Arzan Qemat in Kabul's Police District 12 (PD12). The incident took place at around 17:30 (local time) and one Afghan National Army (ANA) casualty has 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.  

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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