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27 août 2019 | 09h02 UTC

Afghanistan: Protest reported in Kabul August 27

Afghanistan Alerte de sécurité

Supporters of presidential candidate gather in Kabul August 27; avoid protest site

TIMEFRAME expected from 27/8/2019, 12h00 until 29/8/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

Supporters of a presidential candidate in the upcoming elections are reportedly holding a protest in the Qala-e-Fatullah District in Kabul as of Tuesday, August 27. Protesters have gathered since 10:00 (local time).

A heightened security presence, along with traffic disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the protest. Militant attacks cannot be ruled out

Context

The first round of the presidential elections is set to take place on September 28. The elections were originally scheduled to take place on April 20, but were postponed twice due to security concerns. Authorities announced the deployment of 70,000 troops across the country to secure the elections, due to ongoing threats of attacks by the Taliban.

Advice

Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the protest, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Although travel is permissible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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