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01 Feb 2020 | 12:39 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Ongoing demonstration near Kabul airport (KBL) February 1

A protest is ongoing in Kabul near Hamid Karzai International Airport (KBL) on February 1; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected



A demonstration is ongoing in Kabul as of 10:50 (local time) on Saturday, February 1. Approximately 50 people are gathered on the road leading to Hamid Karzai International Airport (KBL).

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


Individuals in Kabul are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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