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18 Oct 2020 | 03:00 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Reports of UVIED explosions in Kabul’s PD10 October 18

Afghanistan News Alert

Reports of UVIED explosions in the Qalah-ye Wakil area of Kabul’s Police District 10 (PD10) on October 18; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/18/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

Reports on Sunday, October 18, state that two under-vehicle improvised explosive devices (UVIED) were detonated in the Qalah-ye Wakil area of Police District 10 (PD10) in Kabul at 18:10 (local time). Early reports indicate that the explosions destroyed a security forces' vehicle. Unconfirmed reports suggest that at least one member of the security forces has been killed and three others have been injured by the blasts.

Localized disruptions are possible in the abovementioned area 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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