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02 Jan 2020 | 03:30 AM UTC

Afghanistan: High profile funeral to take place in Kabul January 2

High profile funeral prompts road closures in Kabul’s PD1 January 2; localized transportation disruptions likely



According to local sources, a high-profile funeral is expected to take place at the Eidgah Great Mosque (PD1) in Kabul on Thursday, January 2. Road closures are likely between 13:30 and 15:00 (local time) in the vicinity of the ceremony.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the venue. 


Individuals in Kabul are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the vicinity of the funeral, anticipate transportation disruptions, plan alternative routes, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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