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02 Oct 2019 | 12:31 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Six killed in roadside blast in Kapisa province October 1

Afghanistan News Alert

Roadside IED blast in Kapisa province kills six on October 1; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kapisa

Event

A roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killed six people and wounded two others in the Nijrab district of the Kapisa province on Tuesday, October 1. According to local officials, the device was planted by Taliban militants. As of Wednesday, October 2, Taliban militants deny the allegations, accusing government forces instead.

Similar attacks are possible in Kapisa province over the near term.

Context

Taliban 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 Kapisa province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected areas, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or 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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