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05 Nov 2018 | 11:01 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Taliban kill 13 security forces members in Ghazni province Nov. 5

Afghanistan News Alert

Taliban militants kill 13 members of security forces in Khogyani district (Ghazni province) November 5; additional Taliban attacks targeting security forces possible over near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/7/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Khogyani district (Ghazni province)

Event

Taliban militants killed 13 members of security forces and wounded over ten others in an attack on a security checkpoint in Khogyani district (Ghazni province) on Monday, November 5. The militants engaged the security forces in a three-hour battle before additional Afghan forces were deployed; the reinforcements also reportedly came under multiple Taliban ambushes. Similar Taliban attacks on security forces members and checkpoints are possible in Ghazni province over the near term.

Context

Taliban and IS militants launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis. Such assaults are likely 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 and in the aftermath of parliamentary and district elections held October 20.

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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