Sources operating in the region report that a group of people are staging a protest on Maiwand Road in Kabul's Police District 1 (PD1) on Tuesday, October 20. The small demonstration over a recent armed robbery in the area reportedly began at around 11:00 (local time) and has caused some disruptions to traffic on the Maiwand Road, although it is currently unclear how many people are participating in the protest.
Further localized disruptions are likely on the Maiwand Road area of PD1 in the immediate term. There is also a realistic possibility of crowd dispersal operations by security forces in the area.
Those in Kabul are advised to avoid the area of the protest in the near term and plan alternative routes where possible. Travelers should monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.
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