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13 May 2019 | 05:09 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Multiple explosions kill three in Jalalabad May 13

Afghanistan News Alert

Multiple explosions kill three people in Jalalabad (Nangarhar province) May 13; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Jalalabad

Event

Four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) detonated in Talashi Square in Jalalabad (Nangarhar province) on Monday evening (local time), May 13, killing at least three people and wounding 20 others. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Similar attacks are possible in Afghanistan over the near term.

Context

Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants launch attacks on government personnel, security forces, and civilians in Afghanistan on a near-daily basis. Such 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.

Advice

Individuals in Jalalabad are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and 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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