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24 Oct 2020 | 01:45 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Multiple killed in explosion in Kabul's PD13 October 24 /update 1

Afghanistan News Alert

Explosion in Dasht-e Barchi area of Kabul's PD13 kills at least ten on October 24; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Dasht-e-Barchi (Kabul), Kabul

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Event

A suspected suicide explosion in the Pul-e-Khoshk area of Dasht-e Barchi in Kabul's Police District 13 (PD13) on Saturday evening, October 24, killed at least ten people and injured 20 more. Reportedly, the explosion was the result of a suicide attack and the building targeted was associated with the Shia Muslim community. Responsibility for the blast was not immediately claimed. 

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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