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Travel Alerts

04 Jun 2018

Afghanistan: Kabul: Avoid vicinity of Polytechnic University following suicide bombing

A suicide bombing is reported to have occurred on 4 June near the Polytechnic University in the capital Kabul. Reports indicate that the attack took place near a loya jirga (tribal assembly) compound on Kabul-Paghman Road in the Baghi Bala (Police District 5) area while participants were leaving. Further details are still emerging; more to follow.

Advice

  • Avoid the vicinity of the Polytechnic University until the situation stabilises.
  • Expect heightened security in the area; follow all official directives.
  • Monitor our alerts on Afghanistan for further updates.

Manager Advice

  • Account for staff.

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30 May 2018

Afghanistan: Kabul: Attack ongoing at Ministry of Interior building on Airport Road; avoid area

Local sources on 30 May indicate that an attack is ongoing at the new Ministry of Interior building on Airport Road in the capital Kabul. Clashes are ongoing between the security forces and gunmen; this was preceded by a suicide bombing near the main entrance to the ministry. Details are still emerging; more to follow.

Advice

  • Avoid the vicinity of the Ministry of Interior building until the situation stabilises.
  • Expect heightened security in the area; follow all official directives.
  • Monitor our alerts on Afghanistan for further updates.

Manager Advice

  • Account for staff in the affected vicinity.

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25 May 2018

Canada: Mississauga: Continue to avoid Hurontario Street, Eglinton Avenue East intersection following explosion (Revised)

At least 15 people were injured in an explosion at around 22.30 (local time) on 24 May at a restaurant near the intersection of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East in Mississauga (Ontario province), located close to the provincial capital Toronto. The police said that an improvised explosive device caused the explosion. They have cordoned off the area and launched an operation to locate two suspects who allegedly planted the device in the restaurant. The motive behind the attack is not yet known. Members in Mississauga should continue to avoid the affected location until investigations conclude.

Advice

  • Plan journeys avoiding the intersection of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East in Mississauga in the coming hours.
  • Reconfirm the status of routes if scheduled to travel around the affected location.
  • Expect a heightened police presence near the explosion site; follow all official directives.
  • Monitor our alerts on Canada for further updates.

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