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Afghanistan: Taliban militants kill 20 soldiers in Farah November 6

Afghanistan News Alert

Taliban militants kill 20 soldiers at border outpost in Farah province November 6; similar attacks possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Farah province


Taliban militants killed 20 Afghan soldiers at a border outpost in Farah province on Tuesday, November 6. Similar Taliban attacks targeting Afghan security forces and government installations are possible in Farah province over the near term.


Taliban and Islamic State 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.


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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