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26 Mar 2020 | 09:24 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Explosion reported at funeral service in Kabul March 26 /update 4

No casualties reported following explosion at a funeral service in Kabul on March 26; heightened security presence expected



On Thursday, March 26, an explosive device detonated at a funeral service held in Kabul for the victims of the March 25 attack on a Sikh religious complex. The blast reportedly occurred near the gate of a crematorium in the capital city. According to the Ministry of the Interior, no casualties were sustained in the explosion. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Thursday's incident.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are expected in the area over the coming hours.


Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home governments.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

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