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11 Nov 2020 | 11:39 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Gunfire reported during protest in Kabul's PD16 November 11

Afghanistan News Alert

Gunfire reported during protest in Kabul's PD16 on November 11; avoid the area

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


Gunfire has been reported during a protest in Kabul's Police District 16 (PD16) as of 15:15 (local time) on Wednesday, November 11. It remains unclear if shots are being fired by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANDSF) in an attempt to disperse crowds. 

A heightened police presence is expected in the vicinity of the demonstration, with disruptions to transportation and business likely.


Those in Kabul are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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