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Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Kabul’s Shi’ite area March 9

Suicide bombing in the Kabul’s Shi'ite area on Friday, March 9, at least seven killed

09 mars 13h04 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/3/2018, 12h00 until 9/3/2018, 11h59 (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up in a Shi'ite area of Kabul on Friday, March 9, killing at least seven people and injuring several others. The terrorist attack happened near a gathering marking the 23rd anniversary of the death of a prominent leader of the Shi'ite Hazara ethnic community, who had been assassinated by the Taliban. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Context

This umpteenth violent terrorist act comes amid growing pressure on the Taliban to take up an offer by the Afghan authorities for direct peace talks.

Advice

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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