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23 Sep 2018 | 02:48 AM UTC

Afghanistan: Roadside bomb kills at least eight in Faryab province Sep. 21

Afghanistan News Alert

Roadside bomb kills at least eight children and wounds six others in Shirin Tagab district (Faryab province) September 21; local officials blame Taliban for attack

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Faryab province

Event

A roadside bomb detonated in Shirin Tagab district (Faryab province) on the afternoon (local time) of Friday, September 21, killing at least eight children and wounding six others. Local officials blamed Taliban militants for having planted the bomb, which typically target security forces. Similar attacks are possible in Faryab province in the coming weeks.

Context

Taliban militants regularly launch attacks on security forces in Afghanistan. Such assaults are often intended to undermine the perceived capacity of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), and the Afghan government more broadly, to adequately provide security in the wake of the withdrawal of most US-led NATO forces from the country in 2014 and ahead of parliamentary and district elections scheduled in October.

Advice

Individuals in Afghanistan are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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.

 

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