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25 Mar 2020 | 10:36 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Death toll from Kabul attack rises to 25 March 25 /update 3

Death toll from attack on Sikh worship area in Kabul rises to 25 March 25; heightened security presence expected

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Event

Islamic State (IS)-affiliated gunmen and suicide bombers killed 25 people and wounded eight others in an attack on a Sikh religious complex in Kabul on Wednesday, March 25. Afghan security forces cleared the area and killed all of the attackers as of 14:30 (local time) on Wednesday. At least 80 people were rescued in the operation, according to an Interior Ministry spokesman.

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

Advice

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.