A land mine exploded in Takhar province on Saturday, November 2, killing nine people, all of whom were children. The victims were reportedly walking to school when they were struck by the mine. According to local police officials, the Taliban have planted anti-personnel mines throughout the area, which remains a Taliban stronghold.
Similar incidents are possible in Takhar province over the near term.
Individuals in Afghanistan are advised to monitor developments, 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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