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27 Oct 2020 | 10:00 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Emerging reports of explosion in Kabul's PD10 October 27

Afghanistan News Alert

Emerging reports of explosion in Shahrak-e Aria area of Kabul's PD10 on October 27; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/27/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/28/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

Emerging reports indicate that an improvised explosive device (IED) has detonated in the Shahrak-e Aria area of Kabul's Police District 10 (PD10) on Tuesday afternoon, October 27. The blast reportedly occurred near the Airport Road, although the target of the explosion was not immediately clear. Some sources have reported that casualties have occurred in the incident, although this is unconfirmed. Further information is awaited.

Localized disruptions are likely in the immediate term. A secondary attack is possible and it is advised that personnel avoid the area. 

Advice

Those in Kabul are advised to avoid the area of the incident in the near term and plan alternative routes where possible. Travelers should 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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