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
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.
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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