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Afghanistan: Taliban kill at least 32 Afghan soldiers in Badghis province April 4-5

Taliban militants kill at least 32 Afghan soldiers and policemen in Badghis province on April 4-5; further attacks likely in near term

05 Apr 11:57 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Badghis province

Event

Taliban militants has launched several attacks targeting security outposts around a government compound located in the Badghis province on April 4-5. The attacks started on Thursday, April 4, and continued into Friday, April 5, resulting in the deaths of at least 32 soldiers and policemen and wounding at least 22 more. Similar attacks are likely in Badghis province and across the country in the near term.

Context

Taliban militants launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis. The assaults are in part 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 to gain leverage in the ongoing peace negotiations. The Taliban concluded peace negotiations with US diplomats on Tuesday, March 12. The US stated that progress was made but no agreement was in place.

Advice

Individuals in Afghanistan are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to instructions and advice issued by their home governments.

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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